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Psychosis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

In general, there is no known way to prevent psychosis. Psychoses that are the result of drugs or alcohol use can be prevented by avoiding these substances.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

The psychosis may prevent the person from functioning normally in society.

What are the risks to others?

Psychosis is not contagious, but a person with psychosis may cause harm to others when he or she loses contact with reality.

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Psychosis: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Ann Reyes, Ph.D.
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/13/01

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