Psychosis

What is Psychosis?

Psychosis is a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external 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.