Psychosis (Psychotic Disorder)
Psychosis is an illness where you lose touch with reality. Acute psychosis often happens in a short period of time. It affects your mind. It causes changes to the way you think, feel, and act. People with acute psychosis show signs like: Not being able to tell the difference between what is real and what is not. These are delusions. Feeling, hearing, or seeing things that are not noticed by other people. These are hallucinations. Changes in actions, thinking, and loss of interest in things you enjoy Acting in ways that are hard for others to understand Acute psychosis can be treated. It is important to pay attention to signs and to get help right away. Treatments work better and people get well more often when you get help quickly after having signs of psychosis. Treatments may include drugs and therapy. These things may help ease signs and avoid more problems. Recovery may differ from person to person. Some may recover quickly in a few weeks, months, or more.