There are a number of disorders that can include the presence of psychotic symptoms. Psychosis is a term used to describe symptoms that typically include the presence of hallucinations and delusions. However, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition (DSM-5) describes features of psychosis as experiencing abnormalities in one or more of the following domains: Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking or speech, grossly disorganized or abnormal motor behavior, and negative symptoms (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013). Clinicians should be educated on the various signs and symptoms of psychotic disorders in order to assess their clients and provide individualized and comprehensive care. The goal of this course is to provide information about the signs, symptoms, and treatment strategies for psychotic disorders.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Assessing Symptoms of Psychotic Disorders
What is Psychosis?
What is a Psychotic Disorder?
What Factors Influence Psychotic Disorders?
Clinical Assessment for Psychotic Disorders
Treatment Strategies for a Psychotic Disorder
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, LCSWC is a licensed clinical social worker in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is a professor of social work at Gallaudet University and teaches practice, theory, and research in the MSW program. She coordinates a telemental health program for deaf children and adults through Arundel Lodge, Inc. located in Edgewater, MD. Her recent research focuses on deaf and hard of hearing populations, especially in the areas of behavioral health, intimate partner violence, telemental health, well-being, resilience, and help-seeking. Disclosure: Teresa Crowe, PhD, LICSW, LCSWC has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Staff Writer: Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN
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