Thank you for your question. Psychosis duration and recovery time will depend on how the person experiences psychosis and what induces the psychotic episode. Psychosis can be brought on by mental health issues such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, but it can also be the result of drug use. Take for example a brief psychotic disorder vs. schizophrenia. A brief psychotic disorder lasts for one month or less.
Thank you for reaching out. I am not an expert on psychosis, but what I do know is it depends on what the cause for psychosis is and if you are on medications to help. I would speak to your PCP to get a better idea.
Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III
The answer to this question is different for everyone. It depends on your medication regimen and other factors. If you are taking medication in the form of a shot versus a pill can impact the duration of psychosis. Also, if you do not take medication that is also a factor. Mental disorders with psychosis as a symptom should really be managed by a psychiatrist for best results.
Patricia Harris | MA, MS, LPC