Psychotic children are very difficult to deal with because they live in a world all their own. Their reality is very different from ours.
I am raising a child that has been diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar, Obsessive Defiant Disorder and is psychotic. Forgive me if I spell something wrong.
She has a behavioral specialest, a theropist and psychiatrist. With the medications she takes, she is doing some better now but it has really taken awhile to get her to this point. We have all worked very hard trying to get her in balance. This is a daily struggle.
She use to hear voices that told her to do bad things, and she would follow their instructions. I never knew what to expect next from her. These children seem to have physical strength beyond there years. She is now eight years old and can pick up the couch at one end of it and throw the couch across the room at least two feet. She has gone into rages because she did not get her way and broken my bones before. The medication has helped her in these areas, we deal with very few times where she hears voices now and the theropy and behavior specialist have helped her control the rages along with the medications.
At first I didn't want to put her on medications. I talked at length with the psychiatrist many times before I agreed to put her on medications because of all the negative things I had heard about medications of this type. I learned to trust his opinion on them, especially the new medications they have now. He explains what each medication will do and why he feels it is sometimes needed.
Psychosis by defination is: a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality. any severe form of mental disorder, as schizophrenia or paranoia. (Random House Websters College Dictionary)
What I want for her is to have a normal life, a happy life. Just to be able to function in this world and be happy. I do not care what her problems are I will deal with them because she is worth the effort and I love her with all my heart. I know there are others out there who deal with children like her. There are support groups you can attend to help you cope with the stress and I of all people know the stresses of this kind.
You are welcome to share on this site anything that might help you or others. Sometimes talking to people who go through what you are with a child helps. Because sometimes I feel like screaming!