Psychosis

Struggling with mental health and psychosis can create extremely difficult challenges for you and your loved ones. As a leading mental health support service, we focus on caring for the body and the mind. We have specialized programs and services throughout the Portland Oregon area to help individuals and their loved ones manage psychosis.  We use evidence-based practices and have a team-based approach.   We are able to provide a comprehensive array of integrated services, whether needs relate to mental health, physical health or the social determinants of health, we approach each one together—from a holistic, collaborative and cultural perspective.

Psychosis Symptoms

Oftentimes, signs of psychosis are prevalent over time and do not suddenly appear. The common symptoms of psychosis include:

  • Hearing things or seeing things that others cannot.
  • Fear or suspiciousness
  • Mood changes or lack of emotion
  • Change in school or job performance
  • Distancing self from family or friends
  • Preoccupation with unusual beliefs despite what others say

These are only some of the symptoms associated with psychosis. For more information, or to speak with one of our mental health specialists, contact us today.

Psychosis Causes

The causes of psychosis are similar to those of other mental illnesses. Causes include:

  • Genetics and family history
  • Drug use
  • Trauma or brain injuries
  • Serious illness
  • Postpartum Depression

Psychosis vs Schizophrenia

On the surface, psychosis and schizophrenia seem very similar; however, it is important to understand the differences. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that involves numerous symptoms, one of which is psychosis. Those who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia may experience psychosis.

For more information on how LifeWorks NW can help, or get your questions answered, please feel free to contact us today.

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