2. Impact of psychosis on families

Common stressors

Emotional and social isolation

The stress and unpredictability of having a relative with psychosis can affect social activities, daily routines and family roles. Because of your additional responsibilities, you may feel:

    isolated from friends
    unable to maintain friendships because you don’t have time
    embarrassed or ashamed about the symptoms of psychosis
    emotionally disconnected due to increased social isolation.