Psychosis diagnosis

Anyone can develop psychosis, men and women are equally affected. You’re most likely to first experience a psychotic episode in your early 20s, however men are often in their teens.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of psychosis, visit your GP. The sooner you visit your GP the more likely it is that treatment will be effective.

Your GP will ask you about your moods, family history of mental illness, medication you’re taking and details of your hallucinations or delusions. If they think you may have psychosis you will be referred to a specialist such as a:

  • Community mental health team
  • Crisis resolution team
  • Early intervention team

They will carry out a full assessment to help identify any underlying mental health conditions which could be causing your symptoms. This will allow best planning of your treatment.

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