How to recognize psychosis

The psychosis is a mental disorder in which the notion of reality is lost. People who suffer from psychotic disorder present two fundamental symptoms such as hallucinations and delirium. Although early detection is essential for the proper development of the person, sometimes we can have around us people who suffer from psychosis and are not yet diagnosed. That is why from this article, we want to guide you on how to recognize psychosis.


  1. How to recognize hallucinations of psychosis?
  2. How to recognize the delusion of psychosis?
  3. What kinds of delusions do psychotic people have?
  4. What characterizes a person with psychosis?

How to recognize hallucinations of psychosis?

The alucinaciones can be any of the senses, which are: auditory (voices) of taste (note flavors without having anything to them that flavor), visual (seeing things or people who are not) or tactile (note that they touch, for example).

The most common hallucinations for a person suffering from psychosis are auditory and visual.

How to recognize the delusion of psychosis?

The delirium is characterized by totally false ideas, that people with psychosis believe with absolute clarity and certainty (delusions). Sometimes the certainty of these ideas is not absolute, and they can be disputed due to their lack of logic, being able to refute and cast doubt on their veracity, these being the so-called deliroidideas.

We speak of delirium when many delusional ideas give rise to a structured organization of thought, which the subject can explain and is totally convinced, considering it real and may even cause doubt.

What kinds of delusions do psychotic people have?

  • Paranoid delusion. Being self-referential (they talk about me, look at me, etc.) or self-prejudice (they want to deceive me, they persecute me, etc.).
  • Delusion of guilt. Feeling guilty about things that do not concern you, while causing a depressive disorder.
  • Delusion of ruin. It is believed with absolute certainty that it is bankrupt.
  • Genotypical delusion. Thoughts about the infidelity of the couple although there is nothing to suspect.
  • Erotomaniac delusion. They are believed to be other people’s desire for love.
  • Delusion of condemnation. It usually appears in religious people, and they believe that what they do has no forgiveness from God, doomed to go to hell, even if they are insignificant things from a moral point of view.
  • Delusion of possession. The person believes that he is possessed.
  • Hypochondriacal delirium. The person believes with absolute certainty that he or she suffers from a disease even if a diagnosis is not obtained by a doctor.
  • Delusion of grandeur or megalomaniac. Belief that they are people whose duty is to do something really important for the world, believing that they will soon be, for example, presidents of the government.
  • Cottar d’s symptom. People with psychosis who suffer from this delusion believe with absolute conviction that they are dead.

What characterizes a person with psychosis?

  • It is a person who frequently suffers from perception disturbances.
  • You have delusions that you believe with certainty.
  • It usually presents alterations in behavior.
  • He misinterprets reality.
  • Does not correctly show affection towards people around him.

This article is merely informative, we do not have the power to prescribe any medical treatment or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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