What is it?

Antipsychotic medications help manage symptoms of psychosis, a serious mental health condition affecting the mind. People with psychosis experience an altered sense of reality. They may see and hear things that don’t exist, talk incoherently and feel agitated. Psychosis can occur alongside other mental health conditions, like schizophrenia.

Antipsychotic medications change the chemistry in the brain to help reduce psychosis symptoms. Some people with psychosis may also need other types of medications. People who develop psychosis may need to see a dedicated mental health specialist who can develop a personalised, long-term treatment plan.