Understanding Psychosis and

Psychotic Episodes

The public often uses the term “psychotic” to describe someone they consider to be “crazy” or mentally ill, but what does the word “psychotic” really mean? What does a “psychotic episode” really look like?

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The National Institute of Mental Health defines psychosis as a state in which a person loses touch with reality. During a psychotic episode, an individual…

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Carola Finch

Carola Finch

Writer & author. Posts about Christian living, mental and physical health, disabilities, & social issues. CR alumni. Breast cancer survivor.