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#psychosis

# psychosis - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

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.

# psychosis - Monday 7 August, 2017

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.

# psychosis - Sunday 1 March, 2015

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.

# psychosis - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

'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.

# psychosis - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

# psychosis - Saturday 17 January, 2015

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.

# psychosis - Saturday 19 July, 2014

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.