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what are some early signs and symptoms of psychosis?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
New thoughts: Great but hard question. Generally, those with emerging psychosis find themselves having "interesting, " "silly, " or "unusual" thoughts that they may or may not find distressing. They may become more alert to what's going on around them and more apt to personalize, e.g., assume people across the room whispering to each other are talking about them. Others may find it harder to follow the logic.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Hallucinations: Hallucinations are psychotic processes. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory,visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common.

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What are the symptoms and early stages of a drug induced psychosis?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Drug psychosis: First there needs to be drug intake. Symptoms with each drug or drug class could differ. Intoxication with many drugs can lead to psychotic symptoms. In general these may include paranoia -- very fearful, feeling that others are trying to trick them, are not to be trusted, or have harmful intent. Delusions of grandiosity. Illusions & hallucinations -- could be visual or tactile. Much more.

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