Psychosis affects 3 in every 100 people making it a common illness. It can happen to anyone but usually develops in late teens/early adulthood. Psychosis affects more males than females but women tend to develop psychosis later than men. It occurs across all cultures and socioeconomic groups.
It is important to remember that psychosis can be treated successfully if people get help early. It is widely accepted that the earlier people get help the better the outcome. 25% of people who develop psychosis will never have another episode; another 50% may have more than one episode but will be able to live normal lives. Some people who develop psychosis may need ongoing support and treatment throughout their lives