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  1. Cannabis (Marijuana) and Psychosis

    [Info Sheet]

    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   People at risk for schizophrenia who use cannabis get their first symptoms at a younger age, and people with a mental illness who use cannabis have a harder time in their recovery. ...

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  2. Cannabis and Psychosis

    [Visions Article]

    What is cannabis and how does it affect the brain? Cannabis is a flowering herb, originally from Asia. It has been used for thousands of years for a variety of purposes, including drug use. Cannabis is now the world’s most popular recreational drug. In BC ...

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  3. Dealing with Psychosis: A Toolkit for Moving Forward with Your Life

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    Psychosis can be a disruptive, confusing, and frightening experience. Hearing voices or thinking unusual or disturbing thoughts is common in psychosis. Having psychosis makes it difficult to figure out what is really happening and what may be a trick of t ...

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  4. Early Psychosis: How to Help Recovery

    [Info Sheet]

    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   What family and friends need to know "My daughter didn’t know at first what she needed, but she did need us. It took some time, but now her good days are the norm rather than the ...

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  5. Fraser South

    [Visions Article]

    The Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program in the Fraser South region (White Rock, Delta, Surrey, Langley) serves young people ages 13 to 35 with early psychosis, and their families. The program bridges youth and adult mental health services, and link ...

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  6. Hearing Voices that are not Real

    [Visions Article]

    Advice for Consumers and Those who Want to Help Cynthia Row Reprinted from "Self-Management" issue of Visions Journal, 2003, 1 (18), pp. 27-28 Hearing voices that are not real can be a distressing experience, both for the person that hears voice ...

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  7. Help for Treatment Resistant Psychosis

    [Info Sheet]

    Patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders who have not responded well to trials of at least two other antipsychotic medications, are considered to have ‘treatment resistant’ psychosis. ...

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  8. Make Your Own Recovery Cup Game

    [Info Sheet]

      English PDF | More Psychosis Resources Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   Get the game board pdf file printed poster-sized and laminated at a copy shop. Typical cost for this is $7 / square foot including laminating. Expect to pay about $20 for the game ...

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  9. Metacognitive Training

    [Visions Article]

    What is metacognition? “Meta” means above and “cognition” refers to thinking or perceiving. Thus, metacognition is being aware of one’s thoughts—or, thinking about one’s thinking. ...

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  10. Mood and Psychosis

    [Info Sheet]

    PDF Version   PDF | More Info Sheets Author: BC Schizophrenia Society   If you have depression or bipolar disorder and are experiencing some of these symptoms, it is important to tell your doctor about them. Hearing voices and seeing things that others do ...

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