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Psychosis

Psychosis

What do you think of when you hear the word “psychotic?” Some people are scared of psychosis because of the way it’s shown on TV or in the movies. In real life, though, psychosis is a serious and disabling mental health condition—but it is treatable and many people recover after only one episode when they get proper treatment.

When Psychosis Comes Back

Experiencing psychosis, and the loss of contact with reality it’s associated with, is frightening and disruptive. Return of symptoms can be common and equally stressful. Tom has worked in the field of psychotic disorders for 30 years, including evidence-based practice around prevention and treatment. He shares what we now know helps the most to reduce or avoid relapses, including key parts in a relapse prevention plan.

Schizoaffective Disorder

 

Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division

 

Schizoaffective disorder is part of a group of mental illnesses called schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders. It has symptoms of schizophrenia as well as symptoms of a mood disorder.

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