Psychosis and neurosis, what is the difference?

Psychosis and neurosis – a condition that often occur in psychiatric practice. In the nervous system is strongly influenced by hereditary factors and the environment. When unfavorable combination of these factors a person may develop a certain mental disorders. But do not be confused between the notion of psychosis and neurosis, because it is the different nature of the nervous system.

What is neurosis?

Neurosis – a human condition caused by psychological trauma and prolonged stay in a stressful situation. Neurosis can manifest as panic attacks, phobias, anxieties. Most often this condition is reversible, it is treatable. 

Neurotic disorders are debilitating nervous system of the patient and are usually accompanied by autonomic disorders such as excessive sweating, palpitations, indigestion. A person suffering from neurosis are irritable, are chronically tired, often crying and offended, she may sleep disorders, aggressive behavior. 

Very often precedes the emergence of neurosis some deep psychological trauma. Neurotic abuse arising as a result of constant emotional or physical stress, which leads to chronic stress.

Neurosis can manifest itself in the form of neurasthenia or chronic fatigue syndrome, hysteria, phobia. Most people, in which there is a neurosis, realizes that she has mental problems, helping them to overcome.

What is psychosis?

Psychosis – a mental disorder that leads to serious mental disorders and loss of sense of reality. The condition is much harder to treat than neurosis. A striking example psychosis is schizophrenia. 

Psychosis provoke significant changes in behavior and appearance of humans, it causes hallucinations, visions. The patient is inadequate, it is not interested in the world, he observed violations facial expressions. 

Belongs to psychosis manic-depressive syndrome, schizophrenia and similar disorders. In their development can influence genetic predisposition, severe psychological trauma, infectious diseases, alcohol and drug dependency, congenital disorders or brain tumors, traumatic brain injury.

Symptoms of psychosis include: hallucinations and visions, emotional instability, mood swings, chaotic movements, unintelligible speech. These symptoms occur gradually, with the development of people lose their sense of reality, she understands that need.

Help with neurosis and psychosis

Neuroses are often subjected to successful treatment, especially if timely recourse. To be effective, treatment should identify the factors that triggered development problems. Neurosis treated with psychotherapy and drug therapy (antidepressants, vitamins, etc.). To completely eliminate neurosis should eliminate its causes or radically change her mind. 

Psychosis difficult to treat. Usually with only slightly therapy can control its symptoms. Most hospitalized patients with psychosis, as they may be inadequate and pose a risk to people around them.

So, neurosis and psychosis – is very different diseases. If neurosis overcome possible and necessary to cure psychosis extremely difficult, because when it changes the character of the individual, a person loses touch with reality. Upon detection of even minor mental problems should consult a specialist, because early treatment of the disease is always the most effective.