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Psychosis is a mental health condition which usually affects people in their teens or early adult years, although older people can experience it too.
Early signs can be vague and barely noticeable, and symptoms can vary a lot from one person to another, but the more common signs of psychosis include:
The causes of psychosis are not fully understood but it's likely that there are a number of reasons why people develop it.
Times of extreme stress such as relationship difficulties, families splitting up, parents arguing, exams or unemployment.
When people don't have enough sleep they can begin to see things differently and can experience psychotic symptoms e.g they may hear voices when other people don't.
There is a strong relationship between the use of drugs such as cannabis, speed and cocaine and the development of psychoptic symptoms.
For a few people, psychosis is the result of an underlying medical illness, usually one involving the brain and nervous system.