When Should Hospitalization Be Considered?
Most people with psychosis can be supported at home by relatives or friends, in collaboration with skilled and regular support from mental health professionals. The goal is to support real-world functioning and minimize distress and disruption in your life.
At some point, a period of time in a hospital may be necessary. Hospitalization is usually reserved for those instances in which psychotic symptoms put a person at risk of harming himself or herself, or others, or when the person is not able to maintain activities of daily living or regulate his or her behavior. Hospitalization provides a safe environment where professionals can get a fuller understanding of your symptoms and how to best treat them.
Treatment at home is always resumed as soon as possible, after the acute crisis has passed.