10 Psychotic Episode Symptoms

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  • 1. 'Psychosis.' National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2021, nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Mental-Health-Conditions/Psychosis
  • 2. 'RAISE Questions and Answers' National Institute of Mental Health, nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/raise/raise-questions-and-answers
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Decline in Self Care

This symptom can be especially poignant if the individual is usually meticulous about hygiene and self-care. A marked decline in self-care, including showering regularly, grooming and dressing, may indicate a psychotic episode.1‘Psychosis.’ National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2021, nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Mental-Health-Conditions/Psychosis

One of the reasons this symptom may manifest the way it does is because the individual isn't thinking clearly as psychosis begins. They may lack the self-awareness necessary to recognize these changes as psychosis. The more disconnected they become from reality, the harder it can be for them to see what's happening.

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