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Psychosis often occurs as a part of other mental illnesses. Someone experiencing psychosis loses the ability to tell what is real from what is not.
Psychotic symptoms vary from person to person and even between one episode and another, so for the best diagnosis, talk to your doctor.
The most common hallucinations in psychosis are voices that are often very negative. A person with psychosis might make up words or use them in strange ways, use mixed-up sentences or change topic frequently. A person with psychosis may become agitated, act in a child-like way, mutter or swear or otherwise act inappropriately.
They can make an assessment and refer you to a psychiatrist for full diagnosis & treatment.
Psychosis is usually diagnosed as part of another mental illness, like schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar affective disorder.
Over time, your diagnosis might change or stay the same.
Treatments for psychosis include antipsychotic medication, specialist psychological therapies and community support programs to help with social connection, physical health, accommodation and work or school.