The Psychosis causes in those who suffer from a disconnect with reality that affects your thoughts and behaviors, in addition to the individual carry potential inability to comply fully with their daily commitments.

Psychosis is closely linked to serious mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia and Depression. At the time it manifests in the individual, treatment should be started immediately, however, there are some signs that may be indicative that the individual has a predisposition to develop this disorder .

The first signs of Psychosis

Psychosis is not a disorder that arises suddenly, there are some symptoms that can manifest in individuals during adolescence or childhood and that, treated in time, can prevent a more serious pathology from developing in the future, hence the relevance to identify them in time.

Some of the indicative signs that the person may have a propensity for Psychosis are the following:

Depression or emotional decay

It can manifest itself in adolescence through a melancholic mood, deep sadness or the appearance of a depressive picture as such.

Extreme changes in personality

If an individual drastically exhibits notable changes in his personality in such a way that he behaves completely differently from the person he has been up to now, it should not be overlooked since, although it is not determinative, it may be associated with Psychosis .

Anxiety disorder

It is also one of the signs that generate a propensity to later develop Psychosis if the respective treatments are not used in time.

Social isolation

It occurs through avoidance behavior towards encounters with friends or family that the person undertakes by choice. It should only be taken into account as a sign of observation if this constitutes a change in behavior because some individuals have not always been characterized by socializing.


It is characterized by apathy or little interest in carrying out those activities that have always been pleasant or of great importance to the individual, it also shows a quite marked demotivation.

Sleep disturbances

There are significant changes with respect to the hours of rest that are unusual for the individual; those who slept a lot may suffer insomnia or those who only devoted the minimum hours to rest go on to experience excessive sleep.

Neglect of personal appearance

There are quite noticeable changes in appearance and in the care related to personal hygiene by way of deterioration, which is almost always a sign that something is not going well with the person.

Low performance

At work or school level, there can be a decrease in performance or productivity, even the individual even leaving their activities permanently.

Perceptual Changes

The individual can state that what he perceives through his senses has an intensity that does not correspond to reality. You can ensure that the sounds are louder or that you can notice images that other people cannot capture.

They distrust other people

It is a feeling that is installed in individuals by means of which they begin to experience a feeling of discomfort or to be suspicious of other people who belong to their environment.

Losing contact with reality at certain times

They are doubts that arise regarding the veracity of certain events and they do not know if they occurred or not.

Trouble organizing your ideas

Difficulty carrying a conversation in a coherent way at times.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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