Information to help you through your experience of psychosis and support your recovery
What Can Psychosis Feel Like?
Discover all the different symptoms
Everyone with psychosis has a unique set of experiences and early signs can be vague and barely noticeable.
If you are experiencing psychosis you may notice changes in your thinking; it may be difficult to think as clearly as usual and your thoughts may feel out of control. You may hear or see or feel things which others cannot (hallucinations) or you may develop unusual beliefs (sometimes called delusions). Some people with psychosis lose their motivation and interest in things, or feel they have fewer thoughts or less to say than usual. A diagnosis of psychosis would only be used when these experiences are severe and frequent enough to cause distress or affect the person’s life.
If you’ve experienced any of the symptoms described, the first thing to do is to speak to your GP or your care coordinator if you are under a mental health team. For more information, please visit the NHS Choices website
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