Psychosis is characterized by behavior that shows a break from reality. During a psychotic episode a person will not be able to tell what is actual and their thoughts, feelings are distorted, reflecting in their behaviour. Psychosis can be a combination of symptoms from other serious mental disorders, with each person having a unique set of symptoms. Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness and is treatable.

The types can include:

  • hallucinations
  • delusions
  • confused and disturbed thoughts
  • disorganized behvior
  • catatonic state

Triggers - The Causes

  • Mental health disorder/illness
  • Substance abuse
  • General medical condition

Symptoms - What it looks like

  • Sudden drop in grades or job performance
  • Trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
  • Suspiciousness, paranoid ideas, or uneasiness with others
  • Withdrawing socially, spending a lot more time alone than usual
  • Unusual, overly intense new ideas, strange feelings, or no feelings at all
  • Decline in self-care or personal hygiene
  • Difficulty telling reality from fantasy
  • Confused speech or trouble communicating

Treatment - The way to healing

  • Medication
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Rehabilitation
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