Understanding Delusions

Delusions are fixed beliefs that are not amenable to change in light of conflicting evidence. Their content may include a variety of themes: persecutory referential somatic religious grandiose Persecutory delusions: the belief that one is going to be harmed, harassed, and so forth by an individual, organization, or other groups are most common. Referential delusions: belief that certain […]

How can psychosis be detected early?

Psychosis is a treatable medical condition.  People who get help early in a psychotic episode often do better than people who wait a long time before seeking treatment. This is the purpose of iHOPE—to provide early identification and treatment for young people who are experiencing first episode psychosis. How can psychosis be detected early?  In […]