Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Psychosis is a term used to describe experiences, beliefs or views that someone may have that are different to how other people experience them.
Typical examples of this would be:
Understandably these experiences can be very frightening and confusing for the person experiencing them and for their family and friends. However, each individual’s experience and way of coping is unique and in fact some people do not find these experiences distressing and do not seek support. Up to 10% of the population will experience voice hearing at some point in their life, so it’s much more common than you might think!
Psychosis can be caused by:
An episode of psychosis is often brought about by a combination of stressful experiences or situations and the sensitivity of the individual at that time.
If you are struggling with psychosis you may:
In both Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, we have teams of experts who are there to support you if you’re experiencing psychosis for the first time. They aim to support you to overcome psychosis through different therapies to help you carry on with your day to day life.
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