Psychosis refers to a loss of contact with reality. Psychotic symptoms include:
- Disorganized thought and speech
- False beliefs that are not based in reality (delusions), especially unfounded fear or suspicion
- Hearing, seeing, or feeling things that are not there (hallucinations)
- Thoughts that “jump” between unrelated topics (disordered thinking)
Psychosis is related to a number of psychiatric disorders, including:
For more information on psychosis, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.