Psychosis

By: Kylie Rowell

What is Psychosis?

Psychosis is a set of symptoms that involve a person's mind "playing tricks on him or her."

Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis?

Some early sings of Psychosis are:

-Anxiety

-Sleep disturbance

-Depressed mood

-Reduced concentration

-Social withdraw or isolation

Types of Disorders Where Psychosis may be Present.

Disorders such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Personality disorder, and many others may me either misdiagnosed or involved with Psychosis.

Risk Factors for Psychosis.

People who are psychotic have false thoughts (delusions) and/or see or hear things that are not there (hallucinations). These are referred to as “positive” symptoms; “negative” symptoms like loss of motivation and social withdrawal can also occur. Psychosis affects three out of every 100 people. It is most likely to be diagnosed in young adults, but psychosis can happen to anyone

The Importance of Early Intervention in Psychosis

Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders have taken some time to reach the mainstream public health arena despite the prevalence, burden and cost of these conditions.