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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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Psychosis

Psychosis, where you experience an altered sense of reality, is treatable, but its causes are a mystery to researchers.

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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.

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Symptoms of psychosis

Someone affected by psychosis may experience symptoms such as confusion, delusions, hallucinations or suicidal thoughts.

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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.

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Treatment for psychosis

Psychosis is treatable. Mental health professionals, along with medication and family support, can best help you manage symptoms and aid recovery.

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Psychosis – Dolly's story

Being diagnosed with psychosis can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.

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Diagnosis of schizophrenia

If you have unusual thoughts, perceptions or behaviours that sound like schizophrenia, a doctor can diagnose your symptoms and recommend treatment.

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Hearing voices – Ron's story

Being diagnosed with a mental illness can be both emotionally and practically challenging.

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Schizophrenia – Tom's story

Being diagnosed with schizophrenia can be both emotionally and practically challenging.

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