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How is psychotic disorder treated?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Child Psychiatry 23 years experience
Antipsychotics: First medical causes and/or drug use need to be ruled out as causes. If these are ruled out and there is real psychosis diagnosed by a qualified professional, it is generally treated with medication, generally from a family of medications appropriately called "antipsychotics".

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