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What Causes Psychosis? Learn the Warning Signs of Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia

There are many misconceptions about living with a psychotic disorder. Learn the truth about what causes psychosis, as well as warning signs of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

In This Article:

  • Psychotic disorders alter someone’s perception of reality. They can be genetic, or they can stem from external causes like substance abuse or depression.
  • Negative or “lacking” symptoms of schizophrenia include isolation and depression. Positive or “outward” symptoms include delusions and hallucinations.
  • Psychotic disorders can be treated with both medication and therapy. There is no cure, but recovery is possible.

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