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How is psychosis diagnosed?

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You can see a psychologist, psychiatrist, or a social worker if you or a loved one are concerned that you have had unexplained changes in your thinking and perception."

They’ll find out what might have caused it and uncover any related conditions. Doctors  diagnose mental illnesses after ruling out other things that could be causing psychotic symptoms.

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Health: “Psychosis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine Medline Plus: “Psychotic Disorders.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Questions & Answers.”

Compton, M. and Broussard, B. , published online 2009. The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Schizophrenia.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “What is Psychosis?”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 13, 2019

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Health: “Psychosis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine Medline Plus: “Psychotic Disorders.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Questions & Answers.”

Compton, M. and Broussard, B. , published online 2009. The First Episode of Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Schizophrenia.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “What is Psychosis?”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 13, 2019

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