Psychotic features are often present during the manic phase of bipolar disorder I. Aspects of psychosis may manifest during extreme episodes of depression. They are also present in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. These features include delusions (false ideas about what is taking place or who one is) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things which are not there).
Becoming psychotic means losing touch with reality and experiencing and handling it in an altered state. Primarily, the sensory perceptions become “wayward” and thought erratically associative (schizophrenic psychosis) or these changes are rather an expression of wild fluctuations of mood and drive (affective psychosis) in a mostly depressive direction (unipolar) or in both, manic-depressive directions (bipolar).
The Villa Orlando and Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge are adult intensive psychiatric residential treatment centers for clients with serious mental illnesses. We also provide other individualized therapy programs, step-down residential programs, and less intensive mental health services, such as Community Residential Homes, Supportive Housing, Day Treatment Programs and Life Skills training. Pasadena Villa’s Outpatient Center in Raleigh, North Carolina offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (PHP). If you or someone you know may need mental health services, please complete our contact form or call us at 407-574-5190 for more information.