What is it?

Psychosis is a serious mental health condition affecting the mind. People with psychosis can experience an altered sense of reality. They may see and hear things that don’t exist, talk incoherently and feel agitated. Psychosis can be caused by another mental health condition, like:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Borderline personality disorder

Psychosis can also occur due to alcohol or drug abuse. Treatment is often long-term and involves antipsychotic medications and behaviour strategies. People with psychosis need dedicated treatment from a mental health specialist.