The word psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, where there has been some loss of connection with reality.
Around 2 out of every 100 young people will experience a psychotic episode, making it more common than diabetes in young people, and it mostly happens for the first time when a young person is between 15 and 30 years old. Most will recover fully from the psychotic episode, but some will have ongoing problems.
For information about psychosis have a look at the Reachout website.
Also: Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Youth Healthline on 1300 13 17 19 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).