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.