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What is Psychosis?


Mental Health difficulties affects 1 in 4 people each year, whether this is feeling stressed, anxious or low in mood.

Sometimes people have experiences they find difficult to explain. This could be hearing voices, tasting, smelling or seeing things that other people cannot.  At other times people have unusual thoughts— such as feeling that others can read their minds, that they are being controlled or that they have special powers.

These experiences are often called ‘psychosis’. The P.I.E.R. team has been set up to work especially with people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.

Psychosis is a word often used to explain a number of experiences or symptoms that happen together. These symptoms of psychosis may develop over weeks and months, and can happen to anyone. It is most common for them to begin in young people.

Psychosis can be a complex illness with far reaching implications for the individual and their loves ones. It can affect all aspects of life; education, employment, relationships, social functioning, physical and mental wellbeing. Without support and adequate care, psychosis can place a heavy burden on the person and his/her loved ones.

 

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