The term ‘psychosis’ covers a range of symptoms where a person’s beliefs, thoughts, feelings, perceptions or behaviours are affected. A person with psychosis might misinterpret or confuse what’s going on around them. They might find it difficult to distinguish what’s real and what’s not, or become angry or upset for no clear reason.
An episode of psychosis can be distressing and confusing for someone who doesn’t know what’s going on. So, the earlier someone with psychosis gets help, the better their chances of recovery are. In fact, with the right help, most people recover and many people never experience another episode of psychosis.