People who experience psychosis are said to lose touch with reality, which may involve seeing things, hearing voices or having delusions. These can be extremely frightening, or make someone feel confused or threatened.
What happens during a psychotic break?
This is a psychotic break — when someone loses touch with reality, experiencing delusions (false beliefs) or hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there) and whats called “disorganized” speech.
Do you know if youre having a psychotic break?
Signs of early or first-episode psychosis Hearing, seeing, tasting or believing things that others dont. Persistent, unusual thoughts or beliefs that cant be set aside regardless of what others believe. Strong and inappropriate emotions or no emotions at all. Withdrawing from family or friends.
What can trigger bipolar?
Bipolar disorder may also be triggered by: physical illness. sleep disturbances. overwhelming problems in everyday life, such as problems with money, work or relationships .Triggersthe breakdown of a relationship.physical, sexual or emotional abuse.the death of a close family member or loved one.