Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Psychosis

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Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Psychosis

Psychosis is an umbrella term it means that an individual has sensory experiences of things that do not exist and or has no basis in reality.

During a psychotic episode, an individual may experience hallucinations and or delusions. They may see or hear things that do not exist.

This can be incredibly frightening for the individual and, sometimes, the symptoms can cause them to lash out and hurt themselves or others.

Psychosis is classically associated with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and, although there are other symptoms, one of the defining criteria for schizophrenia is the presence of psychosis.