Psychosis

Psychosis describes a number of conditions that affect the way you think, feel and understand things.  It can make your thoughts become muddled and it is very difficult for you to tell what is real from what is not.  This can make relationships and everyday life difficult.

 

The signs of psychosis include:

  • hearing and seeing things that aren’t there
  • hearing voices
  • believing that things are real, when they’re not
  • thinking that you are being controlled by other people
  • thinking that people are out to get you, when they’re not.

 

Psychosis can be a very scary and upsetting experience, but it can be successfully controlled through medication and other treatments; if you’re at all worried that you might have psychosis, it’s very important that you get help as soon as possible by speaking to your doctor.

 

If you would like to know more about psychosis and the help you can get you might find these websites useful:

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