Symptoms of psychosis
Psychosis can look different for each person but is often characterized by one or more of the following: unusual thinking (e.g., suspiciousness & paranoia), perceptual disturbances (e.g., hearing voices or seeing things others do not), and disorganized speech (e.g., rambling, incorrect use of words).
Psychosis may also be accompanied by negative symptoms. This can include isolation, lack of motivation, difficulty expressing or identifying emotions, decrease in range of emotions felt or intensity of those emotions, and poverty of speech.
Additionally, psychosis can be accompanied by cognitive symptoms, including decline in functioning such as memory deficits, difficulties planning, organizing one's thoughts, & concentrating. Cognitive symptoms can also include mood symptoms, such as increased sadness or emptiness, irritability or increased agitation, loss of interest, or physical symptoms (e.g., weight gain/loss, fatigue).