Psychotic disorders are a class of mental health conditions that distort reality. The distortion can make it difficult for individuals living with a psychotic disorder to perceive themselves and the world as they are. Psychotic disorders are different than psychosis, which causes an individual to temporarily lose touch with reality. In some cases, psychosis is a symptom of a psychotic disorder, but psychosis can also affect people who do not have a psychotic disorder. Because of this distinction, the answers to the questions, “Do I have a psychotic disorder?” and, “Do I have psychosis?” may be different.

While some psychotic disorders affect individuals for a short period, the symptoms of others may be chronic and lifelong. Without medical intervention, the hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking characteristic of psychotic disorders can make carrying out simple daily tasks difficult.

Fortunately, evidence-based treatment and teletherapy can help people living with psychotic disorders find relief from many of their symptoms. If you’ve ever wondered if you have a psychotic disorder, online assessments, including The Recovery Village’s psychotic disorder test, can help you decide if you need to seek professional treatment.

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Psychotic Disorder Test

The Recovery Village’s psychotic disorder questionnaire can help you determine if you have a psychotic disorder. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this assessment is not a substitute for a clinical diagnosis from a mental health professional. If you do suspect that you have a psychotic disorder, a reputable clinician can accurately evaluate your symptoms and provide professional treatment recommendations. If your psychotic disorder also involves addiction, it’s best to reach out to a dual diagnosis center like The Recovery Village.

The following quiz is based on diagnostic criteria for psychotic disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. This assessment is different than a psychosis screening questionnaire, which only evaluates short-term states of psychosis.

The Recovery Village also has self-assessment quizzes available for specific psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

Please answer “yes” or “no” for each question. Based on your experiences in the past month:

Have you ever believed that you were going to be harmed or harassed by an individual, group or organization, even in the absence of concrete evidence?
Have you ever felt as if strangers were watching you or talking about you?
Do you believe that ambiguous environmental cues, gestures or symbols are directed at you?
Do you believe that you have exceptional abilities or that you’re destined for wealth or fame?
Do you ever feel that you don’t have control of your mind or body?
Have you ever seen something that other people couldn’t?
When you're alone, do you ever hear voices that don’t have an explainable source?
Do you have trouble staying on topic during conversations, often rambling or losing track of your original train of thought?
Have you ever had an experience with the supernatural, including fortune telling, telepathy or other psychic forces?
Do you often feel suspicious of people around you or find it difficult to trust others?
Have you ever felt that you didn’t have control of your thoughts or ideas?
Have you lost interest in activities that you used to enjoy or find it difficult to experience happiness or pleasure in general?

This quiz is confidential and your assessment results will appear on the next page. Please enter your information below to receive your results.

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