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Mental awareness: Psychosis

By MADISON SELLERS Shamrock Staff Writer Published: April 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Psychosis is defined as having an impaired relationship with reality. A person with psychosis sees, hears, and believes things that are not real. They also have strange, persistent thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. While no one person with psychosis has the same symptoms as another, most people say psychosis is very frightening and confusing.

Psychosis is actually a symptom, not an illness or disease. It is very common; in the United States there are approximately 100,000 people that experience psychosis each year. As many as three out of 100 people will have an episode at some point in their life. To help someone with psychosis you must act quickly to connect them to the right treatment. The right treatment can be life-changing for someone with psychosis. If you or a loved one has psychosis seek out help and support from our community.


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