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(p. 17) What Are the Symptoms of Psychosis? 

(p. 17) What Are the Symptoms of Psychosis?
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(p. 17) What Are the Symptoms of Psychosis?
Author(s):

Beth Broussard

, and Michael T. Compton

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190920685.003.0002
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date: 13 April 2021

Understanding the various symptoms of psychosis, and the treatments that are most effective for them, is key to engaging in treatment and recovery. Symptoms of psychosis can be very scary for those experiencing them and for their families. Help is available. Symptoms, whether in the past or present, are important to discuss with your mental health professional. An individual’s early symptoms are important to remember because they usually are the same ones that occur before another episode and are therefore early warning signs. Family and friends can provide information to mental health professionals about symptoms and behaviors, as well as report how symptoms are changing over time, including when they are improving or getting worse. Sharing information and making shared treatment decisions are key to successful treatment.

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