Psychoses are conditions that cause a loss of connection with reality. Symptoms may include delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (false sensations), incoherent speech or nonsensical behavior. A psychotic episode may be accompanied by depression, anxiety, or sleep issues. About 3 percent of people in the U.S. experience a psychotic episode in their lives.

Some early signs may include a sudden drop in performance at school or work, trouble thinking or concentrating, suspicion and paranoid thoughts, withdrawal from social relationships, strange new and intense feelings or loss of feelings, lack of personal care and hygiene, inability to tell reality from fantasy, and confusion in communication.

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