NICE guidelines (2015) suggest that some of the most effective treatments for psychosis are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and medication.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – CBT for psychosis examines how people make sense of what they are experiencing and why this is causing distress. The aim is to find different ways of understanding what has been happening to you, achieve your personal goals and regain control of your life. Goals could include reducing distress, employment or returning to education.
Medication – a psychiatrist or GP will be able to prescribe medication depending on the symptoms you are experiencing at the time, the severity of the symptoms, past experiences, physical health and how likely you are to consistently take your medication. Most people with psychosis will be offered antipsychotic drugs.