Treatment of Psychosis
Treatment of psychosis can be divided into three broad areas: biological treatment, psychological treatment, and social or lifestyle interventions.Biological treatment
refers mainly to psychiatric medication. There are a wide range of effective medications with different side effects that a person seeking treatment can choose, and psychiatrists can try different combinations of medications before finding the best option for the patient.Psychological treatment
includes familiar approaches such as counseling and psychotherapy. Counseling for acceptance, and Commitment and Acceptance Therapy are common approaches.Social or lifestyle interventions
refer to strategies, such as exercise programs, breathing exercises, meditation, healthy eating, taking part in social activities, addressing lifestyle factors, such as alcohol use, and social issues, such as employment problems, career stress, and financial debt.
Psychosis | What to Do
If you think you are suffering from symptoms of psychosis, seek further assessment from a doctor and discuss what sort of treatment might be helpful.Come see us at Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic
at American Clinic Tokyo in Akasaka for assessment. Dr Andrew Kissane, our UK-trained, British Tokyo psychiatrist
is a native English speaker. He is on the General Medical Council’s medical register in the UK, a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and holds a Japanese medical license.If you do not wish to take a medical approach, but instead prefer to explore a psychological approach, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, breathing exercises, counseling or behavioral interventions, please email us requesting a therapy assessment
at our Shintomi office.