Psychosis is a mental condition that affects a person's sense of reality. Hallucinations and delusions are common symptoms. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how psychosis is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Psychosis?
Psychosis is a set of symptoms that affect the mind. Those who experience it lose touch with reality. Find out what causes psychotic episodes and what treatments might help.
What Are Hallucinations?
An explanation of the different types of hallucinations, including hearing voices, visual hallucinations, and smelling an odor that isn't there.
Recovery from schizophrenia is a journey of healing and change. It will help you live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Recovery doesn't always mean you are symptom-free. It begins with treatment and usually is a lifelong process. In the recovery process,you learn to cope with your symptoms and challenges,find and meet your goals,and develop the support you need. There are 10 principles ...
Medicine is the most effective treatment for schizophrenia,and there are many medicines that can help. Medicines may be used for positive or negative symptoms,but they don't work as well for negative symptoms as they do for positive symptoms. During a first psychotic episode or a relapse,you probably will need constant care and may have to go to a hospital. If you already are using ...
Is It Possible to Prevent Schizophrenia?
A look at whether there are ways to reduce the risk of developing schizophrenia.
Why are you having paranoid thoughts?
Are your “paranoid” thoughts really paranoid? Here’s how to tell for sure.
When Schizophrenia Appears
Learn the signs of schizophrenia.
Working With Schizophrenia
It’s important to have a job when you have a mental illness like schizophrenia. See why.