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Early signs of psychosis
Psychosis is not a diagnosis, but a term used to describe a group of symptoms. Psychosis is a break with reality where the thoughts and perceptions of a person become disrupted. These changes happen gradually, typically in three phases: early, acute, and recovery.
The onset of first episode psychosis typically presents when an individual is between the ages of 18-25, however, may present between the ages of 15-40. It is uncommon for first episode psychosis to present in childhood.
Yes. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) approximately 100,000 young people will experience psychosis each year, and as many as 3 in 100 people will experience psychosis in their lifetime.
Watch recent New Journeys graduates share their recovery stories:
Is there help?
Yes. If someone you know is experiencing some of these symptoms, you can get help. Research shows that the longer psychosis goes untreated, the harder it is to control.
Talk to your doctor.
Call the Washington Recovery Helpline at 1-866-789-1511.
Contact New Journeys. The Health Care Authority (HCA) collaborated with the University of Washington and Washington State University to develop New Journeys, a program for first episode psychosis. New Journeys is currently available in the following areas:
Learn more about early psychosis in this 16-minute TEDxRosenburg talk by Dr. Ryan Melton, clinical director of the EASA Center for Excellence at Portland State University's Regional Research Institute and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health at Northwest Christian University.