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Causes of psychosis
While no one knows exactly what causes psychosis, it could be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Drug abuse can also be a trigger.
Psychosis, where you experience an altered sense of reality, is treatable, but its causes are a mystery to researchers.
Drugs, alcohol and mental health
People from all walks of life take and abuse drugs. Research has revealed that around half of all people with a mental illness also have a substance abuse problem.
Diagnosis of psychosis
The first step in diagnosing psychosis is to see a doctor or mental health team at a hospital. Psychosis is treatable, so it’s important to seek help.
Types of psychosis
Psychosis is often a symptom of another underlying psychiatric problem. It can be caused by mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or severe depression.
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Despite what many think, people with schizophrenia don’t have a ‘split personality’ and very few are violent. Learn more about this mental illness.
Substance use disorders involve using too much alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, and are also known as substance abuse, substance dependence or addictions.