Psychosis is a condition that affects a person’s mind and causes changes to the way they think, feel and behave. A person who experiences psychosis may be unable to tell the difference between reality and their imagination.

People who experience psychosis are sometimes referred to as psychotic, they may experience:

  • Hallucinations: where they see or hear things that are not there.
  • Delusions:  where they believe things that are untrue.

The most common cause of psychosis is a mental health condition, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

Psychosis can also be triggered by physical conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, or as a result of drug or alcohol misuse.

Read more about psychosis on the NHS website.

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Our specialist teams support people who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. By starting early, these teams can often help people to recover and manage their mental wellbeing.

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Looking for information about psychosis in young people? We have lots of resources for children and young people.