Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 1 month ago

Is Schizophrenia a form of psychosis? ?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Not really psychosis is a symptom, schizophrenia is a mental illness, if you have psychosis it can be a symptom of schizophrenia or another mental or physical condition 

  • 1 month ago

    Schizophrenia is a genetic and chronic mental illness that is caused by a biochemical imbalance within the brain that creates the symptoms of delusions and hallucinations for the patient.  And the only way to avoid psychosis is by taking your daily medications as prescribed and never going off of them. 

    Consider schizophrenia to be a lot like diabetes.  There is no "cure" for this chronic condition but you can live long and well and be able to function if you take your medication.

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes.  Schizo = split and phrenia = mind/head, referring to a split of the mind from reality.   There is a big difference between psychosis and psychotic episode. 

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