Psychosis

Psychosis

Psychosis is an uncommon but serious mental illness.

Psychosis symptoms are different for everyone, but the common experience is "losing touch with reality".

Psychosis alters a person's perceptions and behavior in ways that can be very distressing and confusing for the person experiencing it - as well as for those around them.

Psychosis can be a short-term experience for some people, or a life-long challenge for others. But appropriate interventions such as medication and talk therapy, can assist people with Psychosis to live full, rewarding lives.

Audio Description: Watch as Psychosis and its symptoms and causes are described. Advice is also offered about what to do if someone you know is experiencing Psychosis.

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