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Psychosis Sucks

If you, or someone you know, is having difficulty coping, it could be psychosis. Symptoms include social withdrawal, reduced concentration/attention, depressed mood, sleep disturbance, anxiety, suspiciousness, skipping school or work and irritability. It is important to be on the alert for such changes in thoughts, feelings, perceptions and behaviours, especially when they are continuous over a period of time. The word “psychosis” is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, in which there has been some loss of contact with reality. Being able to treat psychosis early is very important, since it usually starts during a very critical stage of a young person’s life. Adolescents and young adults are just starting to develop their own identity, form lasting relationships, and make serious plans for their careers and future. A successful recovery leads to a healthy, productive future. (From www.earlypsychosis.ca)

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