Psychosis is a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them. The two main symptoms of psychosis are hallucinations and delusional thinking which can often severely disrupt perception, thinking, emotion, and behaviour.
Note: Although disablement must be caused by a physical or mental health condition, it is the needs and difficulties that result which will determine entitlement rather than the condition itself. As a result, whilst the case law below may be of assistance, it will be important to also look at the case law relating to the activities and issues that affect you too.
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Suitability of a consultation in relation to a PIP claim should be taken into account in considering whether the claimant had ‘good reason’ for failure to attend
-  UKUT 458 (AAC)
- Circumstances when a tribunal should consider adjourning to seek further medical evidence
-  UKUT 351 (AAC)
- Somatic symptoms can fall within activity 2 (moving around)
-  UKUT 146 (AAC)
Delay in mandatory reconsideration / Appeal process meant claimant was denied reasonable opportunity to present his case
-  UKUT 36 (AAC)