Managing a State of Active Psychosis

Managing a State of Active Psychosis

Managing a State of Active Psychosis

Managing active psychosis can be extremely challenging for both the person experiencing it and the people close to them. Active psychosis can lead to a disturbance in everyday life, relationships, and overall health and well-being. Restoration Recovery is here to provide person-centered and individualized support and strategies to support recovery through active psychosis.

Understanding Active Psychosis

Active psychosis is a condition that occurs when a person is in a state of reality breakage characterized by hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, and erratic behavior. Many individuals feel that people in this state just need to “snap out of it,” but it is a complex relationship of biological, psychological, and environmental factors. It can be frustrating that others do not understand the effects of being in active psychosis or the recovery process involved with overcoming this state. Being aware of the symptoms of psychosis is very important for early intervention. 


These may take many shapes, such as seeing things that do not exist (visual hallucinations), hearing voices (auditory hallucinations), or feeling sensations that have no external agent (tactile hallucinations). When someone is hallucinating they may see things that look unusual or disjointed from reality, like a situation where something will be seen before it disappears, or hear a voice that isn’t actually there.


These are unfounded beliefs on which people act and may range from paranoid beliefs to false beliefs of grandeur. Be aware of any suspicious or irrational thoughts or beliefs, such as the feeling that you are being followed, or that you have special powers. Delusions frequently do not disappear even if there is evidence to prove otherwise and may result in behavior that is unusual or concerning.

Disorganized Thinking

Cognitive distortion or disorganized thinking is shown through problems with coherence, speech, or difficulties in maintaining a sequence of logical thoughts. Be aware of when speech is disjointed, fragmented, or makes no sense. Unstructured thinking can impact communication and understanding, resulting in confusion or irritation during interpersonal interactions.

Erratic Behavior

This behavior may be impulsive, include mood swings, or involve things that are not typical of one’s behavior. Monitor changes in behavior or character, including more irritability, hyperactivity, or aggression, and sudden swings in mood or feelings. 

Eligibility for Admission

At Restoration Recovery, we are aware of the intricacies of psychosis and provide an all-encompassing approach to treatment and support. Being admitted into our program includes a comprehensive assessment process that guarantees proper individualized care. Our criteria for acceptance into Restoration Recovery include:

  • Clinical Evaluation: a comprehensive evaluation of psychotic symptoms by our team of experienced mental health professionals
  • Commitment to Treatment: Compliance and adherence to therapy, medication management, and other interventions as the clinician recommends
  • Support System: Acknowledgment of the role of support that includes the participation of family members or caregivers in the treatment
  • Safety Concerns: Assessment of risk of any possible safety concerns for oneself or others, with an emphasis on providing a safe and comfortable environment for healing

In following these criteria, we ensure that the people brought into the program receive the proper care and support required for attaining stability and wellness.

Combatting the Long-Term Effects of Psychosis

Active psychosis is not only a threat to the present but can also present long-term consequences to the individual when left untreated. These effects may include:

  • Social Isolation: Isolation as a result of doubt or panic toward other people
  • Functional Impairment: Problems with work, education, or daily functioning.
  • Co-Occurring Conditions: Elevated chance of having co-morbid or dual diagnosis psychological disorders like depression, anxiety, or substance use disorder
  • Relationship Strain: Stress in relationships with friends, family, or partners because of misunderstandings or conflicts resulting from psychotic symptoms

Recovery Restoration uses a holistic approach to combat these long-term effects and enhance general health. Our treatment modalities include:

  • Medication Management: Collaboration with a psychiatrist to determine the best medication regimen to control symptoms and improve functioning
  • Therapeutic Interventions: Therapies based on evidence with the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to work on the underlying issues and develop coping strategies
  • Psycho-Education: Offering a person and their family information about psychosis, its causes, and approaches to controlling the symptoms and preventing a relapse
  • Peer Support: Interaction with peers who have similar experiences to diminish isolation and stigma, building a community and empathy

Throughout the use of these interventions, Restoration Recovery is not only here to help relieve the symptoms and stress of active psychosis, but also to enable you to learn how to cope with the symptoms in a way that allows you to heal. 

Active psychosis management is an ongoing process that needs patience, strength, and support to overcome. By addressing the standards for applicants into our program and applying a holistic treatment approach, we seek to combat the lasting consequences of psychosis and allow people to regain control of their lives. 

Take the first step toward reclaiming your life from active psychosis. Reach out to Restoration Recovery today and embark on a journey of healing and hope. Our dedicated team of mental health professionals is here to provide you with personalized support and evidence-based treatment modalities tailored to your unique needs. Don’t let active psychosis hold you back any longer. At our facility, you can find the stability and wellness you deserve. Learn about how you can recognize some of the symptoms of active psychosis. If you or someone you love struggles with active psychosis, know that you are not alone and that resources are available. Contact Restoration Recovery today at (888) 290-0925 and begin the journey of healing and hope. 

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