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Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Psychosis

Peg Nopoulos, M.D.
Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: March 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is psychosis?

What are some examples?
There are different types of psychosis. They include:

What causes it?

Who can get it?

What are some warning signs?
Warning signs include:

What are the symptoms?
The first episode usually happens in adolescence (10 - 14 years old) or early adult life. Symptoms may include:

How is it diagnosed?

How is it treated?

What is the impact of this condition?

How long does it last?

Can it be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

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