Episode 57: Psychotic symptoms, often collectively referred to as psychosis, can be part of many illnesses and are when the brain has trouble distinguishing between what is real from what is not. Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness, and as many as 3 out of every 100 people will experience an episode of psychosis in their lifetime due to either a medical or a mental health condition. It is common for a person to experience psychotic symptoms for more than a year before receiving treatment. Early treatment of psychosis is critical because it often means better recovery. Understanding more about and learning to recognize psychotic symptoms means being in a better position to help those experiencing psychosis get the appropriate care sooner. Joining me for this conversation is Dr. Jennifer Davis, a Double Board Certified General and Child-Adolescent Psychiatrist and two guests who are both in recovery from their mental illnesses, peer counselor Tim Beveridge and peer specialist Kenah Roberts.