How Common Is Psychosis?

Psychosis is more common than many think. It’s certainly not uncommon to experience temporary symptoms of psychosis as a result of extreme stress, trauma, lack of sleep or even as a part of the natural course of brain development. About 3 in 100 of these experiences develop into a psychotic disorder.

9 million Americans (3%) live with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

Usually first appearing in late teen and early adult years, 100,000 Americans develop a new psychotic disorder each year.

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