Hi, guys. Can I get opinions (or facts, if they’re out there) about where the line is between experiencing psychotic symptoms and having a psychotic episode or break?
Some people have described first episode psychosis as like an explosion on their head, their brain on fire, etc. Is it always like this, or can there be a slow aggregation of symptoms that eventually overwhelm you? And if the latter, where’s the line? It seems subjective.
And a second related question: Is it possible to have an undetected psychotic episode from which you return to relatively pre-episode functioning without intervention?
Any thoughts on any part of this would be very much appreciated.