http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/what-is-psychosis#1Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness. A mental or physical illness, substance abuse, or extreme stress or trauma can cause it. When you lose touch with reality and see, hear, or believe things that aren’t real, doctors call that psychosis.You may have delusions. That means you hold on to untrue or strange beliefs. You […]Read more "What Is Psychosis? (Part 3/3)"
http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/mental-health-psychotic-disorders#1 Psychotic disorders are a group of serious illnesses that affect the mind. They make it hard for someone to think clearly, make good judgments, respond emotionally, communicate effectively, understand reality, and behave appropriately. When symptoms are severe, people with psychotic disorders have trouble staying in touch with reality and often are unable to handle […]Read more "What Is a Psychotic Disorder? (Part 2/3)"
http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/psychotic-depression#1 Psychotic depression is a subtype of major depression that occurs when a severe depressive illness includes some form of psychosis. The psychosis could be hallucinations (such as hearing a voice telling you that you are no good or worthless), delusions (such as, intense feelings of worthlessness, failure, or having committed a sin) or some […]Read more "Psychotic Depression (Part 1/3)"
de·pres·sion dəˈpreSH(ə)n/ noun feelings of severe despondency and dejection. What is it? First off, depression is a serious illness. It is a mental illness, and it affects more than 16 million American adults each year.(Healthline) In fact, it is often referred as the “common cold” of mental illness. Everyone gets sad from time to time, it’s […]Read more "Is My Depression Serious?"
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/guide-to-psychiatry-and-counseling Psychiatry and psychology are overlapping professions. Practitioners in both — psychiatrists and psychologists — are mental health professionals. Their area of expertise is the mind — and the way it affects behavior and well-being. They often work together to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness. And both are committed to helping people stay mentally […]Read more "Guide to Psychiatry and Counseling"
http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/mental-health-bipolar-disorder#1 Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness that brings severe high and low moods and changes in sleep, energy, thinking, and behavior. People who have bipolar disorder can have periods in which they feel overly happy and energized and other periods of feeling very sad, hopeless, and sluggish. In between […]Read more "Bipolar Disorder"
http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/delusional-disorder?page=4 Delusional disorder, previously called paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness called a “psychosis” in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. The main feature of this disorder is the presence of delusions, unshakable beliefs in something untrue or not based on reality. People with delusional disorder […]Read more "Delusional Disorder"