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Information About Psychosis

Psychosis is a disturbance in a person’s ability to take in information from the outside world and make sense of it. Children or adults can have psychosis. Psychosis is not a disorder but rather a symptom that can happen in many disorders. Some disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder, can happen with or without psychosis. Schizophrenia always has psychosis as a symptom. Intoxication with street drugs can produce a temporary psychosis.

Main Symptoms of Psychosis

  • Hallucinations – hearing or seeing things that are not there, as if your mind is playing tricks on you
  • Delusions – beliefs that are impossible or unrealistic
  • Irrational behavior – difficulty organizing thoughts and actions into something that others can understand.

Hope and Healing are a Phone Call Away

Prairie St. John’s provides a number of services for children, adolescents and adults facing mental health issues, substance use disorder or co-occurring disorders. For a confidential, no-cost assessment call 701-476-7200 anytime, day or night.