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Psychotic Disorders

Understanding Psychosis

Psychosis refers to a set of symptoms characterized by an individual’s difficulty in distinguishing between reality and illusions. This detachment from reality can be triggered by various mental and physical health issues. Fortunately, psychosis is generally manageable through medications and therapeutic strategies.

What Exactly is Psychosis?

Psychosis represents a disengagement from reality, where individuals may hold unfounded beliefs or perceive nonexistent occurrences. It isn’t a disease in itself but rather a spectrum of symptoms.

Many mental health issues share psychosis as a symptom, so much so that the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition” (DSM-5) dedicates a category to these, termed “Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders,” including:

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Medical Conditions Leading to Psychosis

A plethora of other health issues can prompt psychosis, includin

Other Psychosis Catalysts

Additional factors that may induce psychosis, which can onset abruptly or gradually, include: