Psychosis

Psychosis is a mental disorder characterized by a disconnection from reality.

Psychosis may occur as a result of a psychiatric illness like schizophrenia. In other instances, it may be caused by a health condition, medications, or drug use.

Possible symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, talking incoherently, and agitation. The person with the condition usually isn't aware of his or her behavior.

Treatment may include medication and talk therapy.

More than 200, 000 US cases per year. 

Get Help Now:

1. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) www.nami.org

  • 1-800-950-NAMI

  • Or, in a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741

 

2. NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) www.nimh.nih.gov

  • The Crisis Text Hotline is open 24/7 all year in the US. 

  • In a crisis, text “HELLO” to 741741