Are you calling me a patient? If you are then DO NOT call me one, you're not my doctor.
Yes, psychosis is broad. Psychosis is a name of symptoms, which is mostly connected with other mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, schizoaffective, boarderline personality disorder etc.
The definition you have pasted here of what schizophrenia, is wrong! The paranoid in paranoid schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia. Another subtype is catatonic schizophrenia amongst others.
Zoloft and Prozac are both antiDepressents and are not used to cure the illness. The illness cannot be cured. The medication which is used to treat schizophrenia are anti-psychotics for example: olanzapine, aripiprazole etc. Yes, those who have been diagnosed with psychosis tend to get better than those with schizophrenia.
I didn't post here to get advise for how to cope with my mental health issues!!!
Lastly, please if you're going to copy and past information about mental health get it from the right place like the MIND and Rethink website dedicated to giving info and help about mental health disorders.
Apologies for the awful grammar and punctuation.
According to patient information ..
1). The patient said she had been experiencing a 'psychosis' (do not say 'schizophrenia'). I believe that she was suffering from the disease in middle age, which began a few years ago. Surely there are signs or factors causing the problem.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychosis#Medication
The term "psychosis" is very broad and can mean anything from relatively normal aberrant experiences through to the complex andcatatonic expressions of schizophrenia and bipolar type 1 disorder.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophrenia
(Definition : “Schizophrenia” : The patients suffers from paranoid schizophrenia which is a mental illness within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983. - A long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.)
2). Only psychiatric experts who can make such claims of that 'schizophrenia', by both observation the patient's medical record. Sometimes the medication like 'zoloft' or 'prozac' is given to cure the illness. Patients with 'psychosis' have a chance to heal better than 'schizophrenia'.
3). There are bunch of people out there who claim to see/hear of ghost stuff,. Or sometimes face horrific events and after that often imagined and heard a scream, and went to see a psychiatrist, but still,.. does NOT make them of both illness.
4). It is common thing in islamic countries where a muslim psychiatrist recommending a patients to meditate the way of their beliefs (in this case, islamic ritual). Actually, it's a way of meditation to relaxing one mind and soul. Other religions also have too... said the same thing, in a different contexts. From my experience collaborate with some psychiatrists in the past.. I believe, with a goods treatment from a good psychiatrists and medicines, you have a wide hope of recovery.