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Psychosis

Psychosis

Have you ever lost touch with reality?

This isn’t a condition in its own right but is a symptom of a number of mental illness or as an effect with various types of substance misuse. Being able to identify and treat this symptom with an early diagnosis improves the longer-term outcomes.

Psychosis is when you perceive or interpret reality in a very different way from people around you. You may have heard of a psychotic experience or psychotic episode. The most common symptoms of psychosis are hallucinations, delusions, disorganisation of thoughts, speech and behaviour, disordered thinking, obsessive thinking, concentration and sleep issues and even catatonia.

A number of disorders can display psychotic symptoms within the following conditions:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Brief psychotic disorder
  • Delusional disorder
  • Bipolar psychosis
  • Psychotic depression
  • Postpartum (also called postnatal) psychosis
  • Substance-induced psychosis

Psychosis affects people in different ways – you may experience it once, have short episodes throughout your life, or live with it most of the time. The Private Clinic Group has extensive experience within this area and are here to help if you or a loved one is suffering from this mental health challenge.

 

To find out more how we can help you or a loved one suffering with Psychosis, please feel free to call us on 0203 960 8689

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