MedCircle Original Series

Simplifying Psychosis and Finding Effective Care

Psychosis triggers a break from reality. There are many other causes aside from schizophrenia. Discover the true causes & how to combat them in this series.

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Series Overview

Psychosis 101: What a Psychotic Episode Looks Like 10 Min

Dr. Dom kicks off the series by providing foundational knowledge you need on psychosis. He walks through how it’s different from schizophrenia, how long a psychotic episode lasts, and potential long-term outcomes for someone with psychosis, and more.

Causes of Psychosis and How to Rule Them Out 19 Min

Dr. Dom breaks down the psychiatric, scientific, biological, and behavioral causes of psychosis. He also shares the mental health disorders that can lead to psychosis and provides a thorough inside look at a physician’s process for ruling out the different causes of psychosis.

The 3 Phases of Psychosis and Warning Signs of Each 11 Min

Dr. Dom walks through each phase of psychosis. He explains the behavioral signs of each phase and how to spot them.

Short- and Long-Term Treatment Options for Psychosis 10 Min

What is the most effective treatment option for someone experiencing psychosis? Dr. Dom answers this question and more in this session. He also explains the signs that treatment is actually working, and when therapy should play a role.

How to Effectively Intervene During a Psychotic Episode 7 Min

In our final session, Dr. Dom breaks down the steps to take if a loved one is in the middle of a psychotic episode. He shares key communication and intervention strategies during this escalated situation.

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About the Series

Psychosis signals a break from reality. Even before a full-blown episode of psychosis occurs, early psychosis (i.e. “primordial psychosis”) displays telltale signs and symptoms that all-too-often go overlooked.

This misconception can have serious consequences. Psychosis is associated with self-harm, depressive thinking, suicidal ideation, and other serious mental health issues. Early intervention is critical.

That early intervention requires an in-depth understanding of how to spot the signs and various causes of psychosis.

In fact, many people default to thinking psychosis is a sign of schizophrenia. While this is sometimes the case, psychosis can actually be caused by a wide range of issues that are not linked to schizophrenia at all.

This series provides in-depth education on those signs and causes–as well as treatments and prevention strategies.

Psychosis is highly stigmatized, and most people assume the outcomes for those suffering are hopeless. But this is far from the truth–psychosis is caused by a range of different factors, and there are effective treatment options available.

Whether you’re a supporter or a sufferer, this series will give you tools to cope with psychosis and set yourself up for better mental health outcomes in the short- and long-term.

Who is this series for?

Individuals who have experienced an episode of psychosis, or feel they may be at risk of psychosis, will learn how to spot the signs of psychosis and what questions to ask their healthcare provider to ensure the best care possible.

Individuals who have experienced an episode of psychosis, or feel they may be at risk of psychosis, will learn how to spot the signs of psychosis and what questions to ask their healthcare provider to ensure the best care possible.

Healthcare professionals and first responders will gain an in-depth understanding of the process a psychiatrist uses to rule out and treat the triggers and types of psychosis.

"I really didn't fully understand psychosis until I sat down and committed to watching this series. Everything is on a spectrum, but episodes of psychosis differs so much from person to person, so it was difficult for me to get a solid grasp on. Thank you to Dr. Dom and MedCircle - I appreciate that you take the time to go in-depth on topics like this."
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In this series, you’ll discover:

  • An in-depth walk-through of the process psychiatrists use to rule out the different causes of psychosis
  • What early psychosis vs. full-blown acute psychosis looks like – and the symptoms at each phase of its progression
  • The many different causes of psychosis and how to spot the behaviors of each
  • The other mental health issues of which psychosis is a symptom and how psychosis looks different in each one
  • How to help a loved one during a psychotic episode
  • How to ensure your healthcare provider is doing the adequate tests and asking the right questions in order to prevent and treat psychosis—and keep psychosis at bay
  • Medications for psychosis, and how each medication works for different types of psychosis

“The brain is an organ, just like the heart...if your heart’s not working well, you can have high blood pressure…[and] if the brain’s not working well, it can malfunction… it’s something doctors can treat, and there are effective medications.”

Double Board Certified Psychiatrist, D.O.

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