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How is brief psychotic disorder treated?

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Someone with brief psychotic disorder will probably get psychotherapy (a type of counseling), medication, or both. They may need to be hospitalized if the symptoms are severe. The goal is to help the person handle what triggered the disorder. A doctor might prescribe antipsychotic drugs. These include:

  • Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
  • Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
  • Haloperidol (Haldol)
  • Loxapine (Loxitane)
  • Perphenazine (Trilafon)
  • Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)
  • Thioridazine (Mellaril)
  • Thiothixene (Navane)

SOURCES: 

Medicinenet: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

Drugs.com: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

The Merck Manual: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

SOURCES: 

Medicinenet: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

Drugs.com: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

The Merck Manual: "Brief Psychotic Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 17, 2018

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