Psychosis is the inability to distinguish between reality and imagination. It presents as a cluster of symptoms that can occur as episodes over a short period in time.
If you are experiencing psychosis, your symptoms may include:
Schizophrenia and psychosis are treated using a combination of medical treatments, such as anti-psychotic medicines, intervention therapy and talking therapies.
If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, complete the Open Door online referral form or speak to your doctor.
The idea that people with schizophrenia have a split or dual personality is totally untrue. It would be more accurate to say that people with schizophrenia have a mind that can experience episodes of dysfunction and disorder.
Another misconception is that people who have the condition are violent. Again, there is little evidence to back this up. A person with schizophrenia or psychosis is far more likely to be the victim of violent crime than the instigator.
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health condition that causes a range of varied psychological symptoms, including psychosis. It is one of the most common serious mental health problems.
Call 999 for emergency services - or for security services on campus call 01904 32 3333 or use the Safezone app.
Who to contact
For initial Open Door appointments please complete the online referral form which is on the Help and Support page.
Sally Baldwin Block B
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322140
Term Time: Monday - Friday 9am - 10.00pm
Vacation Times: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Please note we are closed weekends and Bank Holidays.
We would advise that you contact your doctor for a diagnosis and to discuss treatments, but the charity Mind also recommends a number of self-help techniques that can help maintain your well-being and manage your symptoms.
You may also find the resources listed below helpful.