Understanding Psychotic Disorders
Psychotic disorders cause a person to lose some touch with reality, resulting in disturbances in thinking, emotions and behaviours. There are numerous disorders in which a person can experience psychosis, including schizophrenia, severe depression, bipolar disorder, and drug withdrawal or intoxication.
About 1% of Canadians develop schizophrenia, with 3% of our population experiencing psychosis sometime in their lives – most commonly in their late teens or 20s. Although schizophrenia can be a long-term problem, it’s important to understand that most people who experience psychotic disorders can live in full recovery with proper treatment.
Learn more on the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health website: