What is Psychosis?
Psychosis does not refer to a specific disease. It is a mental health problem in which some loss of contact with reality has occurred. This is reflected in the following symptoms:
- Disturbances in perception (hallucinations, e.g. hearing voices or seeing things that are not there)
- Bizarre or clearly unjustified beliefs and judgments (delusions, e.g. beliefs of being persecuted with no external evidence, or thoughts of people being able to read one’s mind)
- Disorganized thinking (speaking in ways that are confusing), or bizarre behavior