Delusions are false and irrational beliefs that someone holds onto – even when there is evidence that they’re not real. Find out about the different types, and how delusions can be treated.
Despite what many think, people with schizophrenia don’t have a ‘split personality’ and very few are violent. Learn more about this mental illness.
Symptoms of psychosis
Someone affected by psychosis may experience symptoms such as confusion, delusions, hallucinations or suicidal thoughts.
Many people, at times, feel paranoid. Paranoia is a state of mind in which a person believes that others are trying to harm them. Read more for paranoia causes and treatment.
Psychosis, where you experience an altered sense of reality, is treatable, but its causes are a mystery to researchers.
Delirium and dementia
People who have dementia are at a higher risk of developing delirium. Delirium is a more sudden change in consciousness or thinking that can often be prevented or treated. Find out more by reading our trusted partner pages.
Antipsychotic medications are medicines that can help ease the symptoms of psychosis. Find out more about antipsychotics.
Disorientation is what you experience when you are confused about the time, where you are or even who you are. It is often a symptom of dementia.
Lewy body disease
Lewy body disease is a common form of dementia. It is similar to Alzheimer's disease, and causes a progressive decline in mental abilities.
Many women experience the 'baby blues' after pregnancy, but when feelings persist beyond these early days, it may be a sign of depression.