Early psychosis is a series of cognitive and emotional problems. It usually begins in puberty or early adulthood. Sufferers usually have delusion, depression, and inability in social interaction etc. If it is not treated at an early stage, it may develop into other serious mental illness such as schizophrenia.
This condition will affect the daily life in different aspects, for example, lack of motivation, have difficulties in communication and sensational problems (visual hallucinations).
If you think you are suffering from early psychosis, you should seek help from a psychologist or doctor. In addition to medical treatment, the following are some tips for coping with the problem:
- Develop some hobbies and do regular exercise
- Join a support group
- Always schedule your time
- Setting a recovery goal
What should I do if my family member shows symptoms of early psychosis?
If your family member has certain symptoms of the disorder, you should
encourage him or her to seek for professional help. Never force him or her to do so because it may worsen the condition. However, if he or she shows any signs of suicidal attempt, call for emergency help immediately.