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Do you or a loved one have psychosis symptoms? Taking a psychosis quiz or psychosis test online may be the first step to getting the help you need to live a fulfilling life with psychosis symptoms. Although not everyday will be easy with psychosis, once you can take inventory of what is going on, and give yourself the space to heal and find support, there will likely be improvements. Again, the first step may be this online psychosis quiz.

Psychosis tests, although a great step to take, are not a replacement of a diagnosis from a medical professional. After taking this online psychosis quiz or any other psychosis tests, it is important to discuss the results with your doctor or therapist. The psychosis test will function like a psychosis inventory, looking for thoughts, actions, and emotions that align with the typical signs of psychosis. 

Psychosis, and any psychosis symptoms, will vary from person to person. Mental illnesses are personal, thus so are the treatments. If, after this psychosis test, it is necessary for you to get help from a therapist or counselor, you and your counselor will work together to discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatment for your results of the psychosis quiz. 

What is Psychosis?

Psychosis is a broad term referring to when a person has perceptions and experiences that don’t exist in reality. The experiences are typically sensory in nature and make it difficult for the person to differentiate between what’s happening in reality and what’s happening only in his or her own mind. Hallucinations or delusions experienced during a psychotic episode especially may prevent the affected individual from being able to recognize reality. 

Experiences in psychosis may be seen or heard. Psychosis may also encompass beliefs that aren’t rooted in reality. Experiencing psychosis may be bewildering and induce feelings of extreme anxiety. Someone experiencing psychosis can have episodes of extreme emotion and unintentionally hurt themselves or others, which is a significant risk.

Psychosis is generally seen as a symptom of other conditions, rather than a condition in and of itself. Conditions that may induce psychosis include:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression

Symptoms of Psychosis

Psychotic episodes generally consist of two main symptoms: hallucinations and delusions.

Hallucination

A hallucination is a visual or auditory sensation that isn’t real and occurs only in the affected individual’s mind. Hallucinations can also be bizarre sensations or feelings that don’t make sense in the context of reality. During a hallucination, things or people may be distorted or appear when they’re not actually there. An auditory hallucination during a psychotic episode often takes the form of voices that are only heard inside the individual’s mind.

Delusions

Delusions are thoughts or beliefs that may not be rooted in truth, go against the individual’s cultural norms, or are perceived as senseless to others. Delusions that occur during a psychotic episode may be confusing to both the affected individual and the people around them examples of delusions include:

  • The belief that commonplace or inconsequential things, events, or objects have great significance, meaning, or power.
  • The belief that extrinsic powers have control over your mind, body, and behaviors
  • The belief that you have other-worldly powers or the powers of God

How is Psychosis Treated?

Psychosis treatment may involve mediations and/or psychotherapy. Treatment of psychosis also may vary depending on the type of psychosis that’s experienced. Psychosis may be most effectively treated early on (ideally during the very first episode).

Medications

Antipsychotic drugs are one of the most common treatments for psychosis. These drugs can lessen the symptoms of psychotic episodes but aren’t effective in curing the problem or treating the conditions that may cause psychosis. Antipsychotic drugs are often used to ease symptoms in people who suffer from schizophrenia and related conditions.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy may be helpful in the treatment of conditions that cause psychosis (such as alcohol or drug abuse, PTSD, schizophrenia, and others) as well as the symptoms that accompany psychosis like social isolation, abnormal emotional states, etc. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be especially helpful in these circumstances. This therapy method can help reduce hallucinations and delusions by identifying thought patterns that may trigger psychotic episodes.

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