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What is Psychosis?

Psychosis describes an experience where there has been some loss of contact with reality and there is some difficulty deciding what is real and what is not.

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Symptoms of Psychosis

Often Include

When someone’s thoughts and perceptions suffer a separation from reality, it is referred to as a psychotic episode. Unfortunately, that term is usually associated with a violent outburst, but that is not often or necessarily the case.

  • Delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling things others don’t see, hear, smell, taste or feel).
  • Incoherent, disorganized speech and behavior that is inappropriate for the situation
  • Social withdrawal
  • Poor personal hygiene and lack of self-care
  • Depressed mood
  • Excessive anxiety
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Extreme suspicion or fear that someone or something is watching or intending harm to them
  • Overall poor level of functioning
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Psychosis Can Be Treated

Psychosis can be treated and many people do recover. Research suggests the earlier the intervention, the better the treatment outcome. Continuing care after acute symptom reduction is essential and we are here to help. Learn More about Psychosis