What are the differences between psychosis and schizophrenia?

1 Answer
Apr 26, 2016

Psychosis is a generic term for a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality. Schizophrenia is a type of psychosis


Psychosis is a serious mental disorder characterized by thinking and emotions that are so impaired, that they indicate that the person experiencing them has lost contact with reality.

Schizophrenia refers to a type of psychosis in which a person experiences some psychotic symptoms for at least six months, with a significant decline in the person’s ability to function. The symptoms and length of the illness vary from person to person.