What is Psychosis?
Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality, usually including false ideas about what is taking place or who one is (delusions) and seeing or hearing things that aren’t there (hallucinations).
Psychosis is a severe mental condition in which there is a loss of contact with reality. There are many possible causes:
- Alcohol and certain drugs
- Brain tumors
- Dementia (including Alzheimer’s)
- Manic depression (bipolar disorder)
- Psychotic depression
- Psychosis Symptoms
- Abnormal displays of emotion
- Depression and sometimes suicidal thoughts
- Disorganized thought and/or speech
- Extreme excitement (mania)
- False beliefs (delusions)
- Loss of touch with reality
- Mistaken perceptions (illusions)
- Seeing, hearing, feeling or perceiving things that are not there (hallucinations)
- Unfounded fear/suspicion
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Information provided by the National Institutes of Health.