Home >Psychiatry Specialisation >Schizophrenia

SCHIZOPHRENIA


schizophrenia

Psychosis is a mental health condition characterized by a disconnection from reality. It may occur as a result of a psychiatric illness like schizophrenia. It requires a medical diagnosis by a trained mental health expert (psychiatrist) and is a treatable condition using medical interventions. It does not require any massive laboratory tests or imaging to diagnose it. The prevalence rate of psychosis is estimated to be 1% globally.






Common signs and symptoms of psychosis may include (some) of the following :–

  • Hallucinations (sensory perception in the absence of any stimulation)
  • Delusions (irrational beliefs which are held without adequate evidence)
  • Irritability / Aggressive tendencies
  • Poor self care / hygiene
  • Disorganized behavior

It may also include such symptoms like:-

  • Withdrawn behavior
  • Lack of interest / energy to participate in functional daily activities
  • Cognitive by poor attention, concentration, memory judgment etc.
schizophrenia1
Enquiry Book Appointment
Top