Is psychosis treatable?

1 Answer
Feb 10, 2016

There are several different types of psychosis, and there are FDA-approved medications and other efficacious treatments for all of them.


The two most prevalent disorders associated with psychosis are schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. There are medications that have shown efficacy and been approved by the FDA for both of these disorders.

There are also evidence-based non-pharmacological treatments for both disorders. These non-pharmacological treatments include various types of psychosocial and family therapies, all of which can be used in combination with medication. The combination of medication and psychosocial or family therapy has been shown to have a greater benefit than either medication alone or psychosocial/family therapy alone.