Psychosis is when a person loses touch with reality, and the line between what is real and what is not becomes blurred. Psychosis often prevents a person from thinking clearly and inhibits their ability to define reality from their imagination.
If you experience psychosis, your perception and interpretation of what's happening may be very different to that of those around you. Your mind may play tricks on you, causing unusual thoughts, feelings and behaviours. You may experience hallucinations; seeing, hearing or believing things that other people do not.
For individuals with psychosis, the world can seem like a confusing jumble of feelings, images and sounds that are frustratingly outside of their immediate control. 'Psychosis' is the term used to describe mental health problems that prevent an individual from thinking clearly and from being able to lucidly identify fact from fantasy. While psychosis is not diagnosed as a disorder itself, it is typically triggered by other conditions and so is usually identified by two symptoms; hallucinations and delusions.