Psychosis can be treated and most people recover, and with the right help many people will never experience more than one psychotic episode. Therefore, it is vitally important to seek help at the earliest stage possible; this is commonly the role of family or friends.

The path to recovery

The course of recovery is different in every person; some may recover quickly with little intervention while others may require more long-term support. It is important for both the person experiencing a psychotic episode and those supporting them that they are actively involved in the treatment process and receive as much information as possible both about psychosis and the recovery process.

Recovery from a first episode can take a number of months or years, if symptoms return this may mean a longer recovery path next time.