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

  1. Brain tumor
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Alcohol and drugs
  4. Dementia
  5. Steroids and stimulants
  6. Parkinson disease

Symptoms of psychosis

Initial stage

  1. Problem in giving focus on anything
  2. Getting detached from friends and family
  3. Suspecting everybody
  4. Sleeping problems
  5. Depression

Final Stage

  1. Hallucination
  2. Incoherent speech
  3. Delusion
  4. Negative thoughts
  5. Anxiety
  6. Depression

4 Types of common psychotic disorders

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

How to treat patients with psychosis

  1. Using medication and drugs
  2. Giving rapid tranquilization
  3. Using cognitive behavior therapy

Medication and therapy can help patients to recover from psychosis. They can go back to their normal lives.