What is Psychosis?
Psychosis is when your thoughts become disturbed so that you lose touch with reality and the way other people see the world. This can be distressing, as it may affect the way you behave, and how you interact with family and friends.
During a ‘Psychotic episode’ you may hear voices, or see things which others cannot. You may feel ‘paranoid’ or begin to have strange or irrational thoughts.
Psychosis can affect people of all ages, but usually affects young people when they reach older teenage years. Although it can seem frightening, psychosis is a treatable condition. Some people may only experience one episode of psychosis, while others might need ongoing treatment.