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#psychosis

From TheJournal.ie First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK Mental Health

First case of 'Brexit-triggered psychosis' reported by doctor in UK

The male patient suffered hallucinations and delusions shortly after the results of the Brexit referendum in June 2016.

From TheJournal.ie New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis The Lancet

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I hate mental health being used in the media as an explanation for crime' Still Just Me

Column: 'I hate mental health being used in the media as an explanation for crime'

Psychosis is a distressing difficulty in which thoughts and emotions make it hard to determine what is reality and what is not. #StillJustMe is an anti-stigma campaign launched in 2017 by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.

From TheJournal.ie Mental health: The issue that could make or break the next election Opinion

Mental health: The issue that could make or break the next election

Mental health difficulties occur in every constituency, across every demographic. And it’s time proper attention was paid to the problem.

From TheJournal.ie 'The young man I saw in my outpatient department recently had changed his life around' Opinion

'The young man I saw in my outpatient department recently had changed his life around'

People can – and do – recover from psychotic episodes, but widespread stigma intensifies the sense of panic and isolation that sufferers experience.

From TheJournal.ie This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone' Psychosis
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: On the surface, I had accepted that I was bipolar – but I now realise I was in denial Bipolar Disorder

Opinion: On the surface, I had accepted that I was bipolar – but I now realise I was in denial

Recovering from a psychotic episode takes time, hard work and support. However, the absolute hardest part for me was truly accepting that I have a mental illness.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn't fit into a sanitised sound bite Living With Mental Illness

Opinion: The reality of mental illness doesn't fit into a sanitised sound bite

Although clearly well-intentioned, the irony is that in order to reduce perceived stigma the media has given us a palatable portrayal of mental illness.