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Experiencing psychosis can leave a person feeling confused, isolated and overwhelmed, but life does not always have to be like this. Mental health services from a team of experienced professionals can provide the support and treatment needed to regain stability and feel a reconnection with reality. At Connections Wellness Group, we offer specialized care for those who experience psychosis, including individuals with schizophrenia and related conditions. Our goal is to provide compassionate and effective treatment to help our patients improve their quality of life through comprehensive, personalized care plans.

If you or a family member have experienced psychosis and could use more support, reach out to Connections Wellness Group online to set up an appointment to discuss how our mental health treatment programs could help you work through the challenges.

What is Psychosis?

Psychosis is a mental health condition characterized by a loss of contact with reality. Individuals who experience psychosis may have difficulties distinguishing between what is real and what is not, affecting their emotions and behaviors, and often leading to significant challenges in daily functioning.

Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis

Psychosis can manifest in many ways, and recognizing the signs is key for seeking timely help. These symptoms can lead to extreme distress and can lead to dangerous situations. Common symptoms include:

  • Hallucinations: Seeing, hearing, feeling or even smelling things that are not present, but feel very real to the individual.

  • Delusions: Strongly held false beliefs that are resistant to reason or contradictory evidence, often making them feel paranoid.

  • Disordered thinking and speaking: Challenges organizing thoughts, which leads to incoherent speech or trouble following a conversation.

  • Disorganized or abnormal motor behavior: Can range from childlike silliness to unpredictable agitation.

  • Negative symptoms: A decrease in the ability to function normally, such as reduced motivation, lack of emotion and withdrawal from social activities. Self-harm or aggression towards others is also a possibility.


Experiencing these symptoms is sometimes referred to as having a psychotic episode. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, it is essential to seek professional help immediately, as early intervention significantly improves outcomes.

What Causes Psychosis and Who Does it Affect?

Psychosis can be caused by a variety of factors, but certain factors like family history, substance use and existing mental health conditions can increase the risk for psychosis. It typically begins when a person is in young adulthood, though some factors can lead to psychotic episodes at younger or older ages. Common causes and conditions associated with psychosis include:


  • Schizophrenia

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Severe depression

  • Substance use (from legal/illegal drugs or alcohol, or as a side effect of prescribed medicine)

  • Neurological conditions/brain injuries

  • Trauma and stress


What to Expect from a Treatment Program for Psychosis

Connections Wellness Group offers mental health services for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or experiencing psychosis that stems from another cause. 

The treatment for psychosis depends on its root cause, but our mental health programs that target psychosis typically include a blend of evidence-based treatments, such as psychotherapy and antipsychotic medicine. Depending on the needs of each patient, these could include the following:


Get Mental Health Support for Psychosis

If you or someone you know is facing psychosis, Connections Wellness Group is here to help. Contact our team online or by phone at (877) 747-4294 for more information about our mental health treatment services and how we can help treat psychosis.