Psychosis and Schizophrenia are serious mental disorders characterized by thinking and emotions that are so impaired, that they indicate that the person experiencing them has lost contact with reality. This might involve hallucinations (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting or sensing things that are not being caused by external stimulus) or delusions (a very rigid belief that is not objectively grounded in reality and is not shared by others). The combination of hallucinations and delusional thinking can often severely impact on a person’s perception, thinking, emotion and behaviour. Experiencing the symptoms of Psychosis and Schizophrenia is often referred to as having a psychotic episode.
We can work with Psychosis and Schizophrenia in our clinics in Godalming (near Guildford), Surrey and Haywards Heath in West Sussex.