Cannabis and mental health - Psychosis & Schizophrenia
What is the difference between psychosis and schizophrenia?
Psychosis and schizophrenia are not the same illness.
Psychosis is the name of a symptoms or experiences, which include hallucinations and delusions. Hallucinations make someone experience things that other people are not. This might be seeing things or hearing voices. Delusions are when people have unusual beliefs that other people don’t have.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects how someone thinks or feels. Symptoms of schizophrenia include hallucinations and delusions. But often it will have other symptoms like feeling flat or emotionless, or withdrawing from other people.
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