Katie ChangPsychotic disorders are very complex
conditions that often require strict and structured treatment in order for sufferers to cope with daily life. For parents, families, and caregivers, it can be very difficult to secure treatment for the individual suffering or even convince them that they have an illness.

Multiple media reports express the stress that often accompanies families and parents who are unable to retrieve medical and psychiatric records in order to coordinate treatment. As a result of strict protection standards set forth by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), mental health records are held confidential at all times, even if families need a loved one’s information to secure further treatment or coordinate treatment. Many families are in the dark and do not understand the process of mental health assessment.

As a result of such issues, it is important that families understand the symptoms that often accompany schizophrenia and what  happens in a typical mental health assessment.

This video will provide examples of symptoms and typical questions a mental health professional might ask your loved one pursuing treatment:

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    Last reviewed: 14 Jun 2013

APA Reference
Hill, T. (2013). Video: Understanding How Psychotic Disorders Control Behavior. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 23, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/caregivers/2013/06/video-psychotic-disorders/

 

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