Psychosis

Oftentimes, when someone is experiencing psychosis, they are observed as “being out of touch with reality.” Their thoughts and emotions do not match up with what is actually going on around them. Approximately 3% of the U.S. population will experience psychosis during their lifetime and the onset is most likely to occur between the late teens and early 30s.

Some symptoms & examples include:

  • Paranoia/Suspiciousness—feeling like someone is watching them or plotting against them
  • Hallucinations—seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, or tasting things that are not actually there
  • Disorganized Speech/Behavior—wearing clothes that don’t fit the weather, poor self-care, confused speech and difficulty communicating
  • Withdrawing and spending a lot of time isolating from others

Experiencing any of these symptoms alone may not be significant however if someone is experiencing more than one of them, it is recommended that they consult with a mental health professional. Treatment is available for psychosis including therapy and medications.


For more information about psychosis, follow the link below:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/raise/what-is-psychosis.shtml