Teen Delusional Psychotic Disorder is a mental health condition in which teens suffer from one severe delusion (or misconception) which has considerable power in teens’ lives. The delusions are commonly so overwhelming and strong that teens will behave and conduct themselves in accordance with the delusion, even to the degree of behaving recklessly. This can put teens at risk for harming themselves or others. Moreover, because teens’ first priority is to answer to the delusion, the condition is disruptive to multiple areas of their lives. At Paradigm Treatment Centers, we provide Teen Delusional Psychotic Disorder treatment, as part of our mental health treatment programs.
The delusions associated with Teen Delusional Psychotic Disorder differ, but often include either seeing a person or hearing voices that aren’t real. Although in some cases, teens may experience two at once, most often teens only experience one. While of course the condition varies according to the teen, there are six different subtypes of the illness, categorized according to the nature of the specific delusion. These include: Grandiose Delusions, in which teens have inflated opinions of their own abilities or skills; Erotomanic Delusions, in which teens believe a celebrity is interested in them; Persecutory Delusions, in which teens have a controlling fear that they or loved ones will be harmed; Jealous Delusions, in which teens have severe jealousy regarding a romantic relationship, often which causes dangerous behavior; Somatic Delusions, in which teens have a false belief of a physical ailment; and Mixed Delusions, in which more than one subtype is present in a teen. Our Teen Delusional Psychotic Disorder Treatment are planned to help your teen recover and live a full and happy life.
Paradigm Treatment Centers:
At Paradigm Treatment Centers, all of our teen treatment plans are designed individually, according to each teen’s unique needs, goals, experiences, and strengths. Within 48 hours of admission, all teens undergo a thorough diagnostic assessment, which provides the baseline information of their current health, including mental, emotional, relational, physical, and academic aspects. We then create a treatment plan in order to meet the underlying core needs of teens’ lives, while also helping them to address unhealthy behaviors, and equipping them with the skills and resources they need, to make positive changes that will improve their overall quality of life.