Also known as Brief Psychotic Disorder, this is an acute mental health condition where there is a loss of contact with reality. This is characterised by one or more of following features.
Symptoms of Acute Psychosis include a brief period of delusion, hallucination, disorganised thoughts and/or speech with reduced motivation and/or initiative-taking compared to baseline state.
This might occur in the context of an acute stressor, such as bereavement, marriage breakdown, unemployment, imprisonment, accident, childbirth, migration, or social isolation.
The treatment includes medication.