They can also help you get your loved one into treatment.
Psychosis is often experienced in episodes — short periods of intense symptoms.
Schizophrenia is an illness that disrupts the functioning of the human mind.
It causes intense episodes of psychosis involving delusions and hallucinations, and longer periods of reduced expression, motivation and functioning. One of the main symptoms of schizophrenia is psychosis.
Hospitals such as Bethlem Royal (popularly known as 'Bedlam') and Bellevue became known for their specialization in and care for the mentally ill; they were early psychiatric facilities.
Patient conditions in these institutions were poor, however.