What Should You Know About Psychosis

Psychosis is a common condition that occurs in people and is easily treatable. It can affect 3 people among 100 and the ones who are mostly affected are those who are in between the age groups of 15 years to 30 years. This condition can affect the males 5 years earlier than the females. A number of medical conditions such as stress, reactions to drug, sleep deprivation, genetic predisposition, medical illness and others can trigger it.

Symptoms of psychosis

�Hallucinations (seeing some things or saying that “I hear voices” when others don’t or feeling that the taste things in a different manner.

�Confusion in thinking and speech

�Inability to distinguish which is real and which is fake

�Facing difficulty in filtering stimulation off the environment

�Facing difficulty to differentiate between reality and imagination

�Experiencing delusions that makes them think incorrect things which might not be real and is inconsistent with the beliefs and culture

�Facing issues with memory, thoughts and attention.

Signs of psychosis

Sometimes, a person suffering from psychosis might not make it obvious to those around them. If you have someone at your home with the following symptoms then make sure that you seek immediate attention to get good relief.

A dramatic dip in the performance at school or at work

Making bizarre statements and inconsistent behavior which are not par with the events around them

Social withdrawal

Changes in the pattern of sleep

Change of behavior

Those who face these symptoms would be a totally different person than the ones they were before.

�They might become too much exited, agitated or suspicious of people, sometimes drawn and miserable.

�They might not move in a social circle, interact with only limited persons and lose interest in all those activities they liked doing before.

�They might even not take good care about themselves.

�They would lose concentration, become distraught, feel bad that they are not able to stop what is happening with them and might lose concentration.

If you are having a loved one with psychosis, you have to remember that it can be a frightening experience for them as they are experiencing various symptoms which they don’t have any control on. When they experience severe symptoms, they might be unable to distinguish between which is happening in real and which is unreal. This prevents them from thinking in a logical way, know how they feel and put their emotions and thoughts in to action.