Psychosis and Schizophrenia


  • Alexandra-Gabriela Furtună Danubius University of Galati


psychosis; schizophrenia; signs; symptoms; mental health


Psychosis generally occurs due to a combination of a person's genetics and life experiences. Stressful events, substance use or even physical health conditions (dementia, Parkinson's, etc.) can trigger psychosis for some individuals. - Another cause of psychosis is due to drug and alcohol use, called substance-induced psychotic disorder. The treatment of substance-induced psychosis involves both immediate treatment, including hospitalization, and long-term care, often in a residential setting and using drugs and behavioral therapies. Schizophrenia is a specific mental health condition in which symptoms of psychosis occur. These symptoms can come and go and are often helped by medications.

The symptoms of schizophrenia generally develop between the ages of 16 and 30. Research shows that if a person receives the right help in the first year after their first episode of psychosis, such as through specialized care, they are more likely to learn to manage the disease and live a higher quality of life. .

Author Biography

Alexandra-Gabriela Furtună, Danubius University of Galati

Faculty of Communication and International Relation, Specialization: Psychology


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