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Although psychosis is a serious disorder, it is treatable. At the Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP), we help young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis by providing quick and accessible assessment and treatment.

Signs and symptoms of psychosis

Contact us directly if you or someone you know:

  • withdraws from activities with friends and family
  • becomes unreasonably suspicious, tense or irritable
  • has difficulty sleeping, or is restless and pacing at night
  • has problems with concentration or seems easily distracted
  • hears, sees or perceives things that are not actually there
  • seems confused and their thoughts and speech are unclear and disorganized
  • finds their school or work very difficult to do
  • shows bizarre or unusual behaviour
  • has extreme changes in mood or shows very little emotion or facial expression

Finding help for young Nova Scotians

If you or someone you know might be experiencing an episode of psychosis, there is help available. Learn more about: