Risk Factors

Risk factors of psychosis include but are not limited to:

  •      A family history of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder in a parent or sibling
  •      Symptoms of hallucinations or delusions lasting a day or longer
  •      Symptoms of suspiciousness or unusual thoughts or experiences
  •      A first episode triggered by illicit drugs, alcohol use or stress
  •      Any or a combination of these signs or symptoms

Young people between the ages of 15-25 are at a particularly higher risk. Individuals with all levels of intelligence and all forms social backgrounds can be affected.

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