Psychosis – A mental disorder wherein reality is replaced by delusion

Psychosis is a dream breaking through during waking hours
– By Philip K Dick

Psychosis is a severe mental disorder wherein people have hallucinations and delusions. Their thoughts and feelings are impaired. As such these people lose contact with reality.

Factors that cause psychosis

  • Brain tumor
  • Epilepsy
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Dementia
  • Steroids and stimulants
  • Parkinson disease

Symptoms of psychosis

Initial stage

  • Problem in giving focus on anything
  • Getting detached from friends and family
  • Suspecting everybody
  • Sleeping problems
  • Depression

Final Stage

  • Hallucination
  • Incoherent speech
  • Delusion
  • Negative thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

4 Types of common psychotic disorders

  1. Delusional disorder
  2. Schizophrenia
  3. Bipolar disorder
  4. Psychotic depression

How to treat patients with psychosis

  • Using medication and drugs
  • Giving rapid tranquilization
  • Using cognitive behavior therapy
Medication and therapy can help patients to recover from psychosis. They can go back to their normal lives.

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