psychosis

Take me back to when you first began working in psychosis. What was it like?
Basically it wasn’t seen to be a wise thing to talk to people with psychosis about their ‘symptoms’, as it would make them worse, i.e. they would ‘decompensate’. So you might...

Two exhibitions are underway at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester this spring, featuring newly commissioned artworks which invite us to explore different experiences of being human, including the relationship between our...

Dr Chrissy Jayarajah watches EastEnders at work, but there's a reason. As a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist working with women and their families before birth and up to 12 months after, she was a guest at the Mind Media Awards in November due to her work with the Stacey...

Anne Cooke is a Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University, and current British Psychological Society Practitioner of the Year. The award recognises her work bringing psychologists and service users together to produce...

My Psychosis Story is a candid and endearing account of the author’s journey with psychosis. It describes the lead-up to his first episode and his experiences of mental health services, whilst complementing the narrative with his sister’s and best friend’s account of events...

Defined in terms of its cardinal features of hallucinations and delusions, psychosis can be one of the most extreme human experiences. If its treatment in film and TV so often resorts to damaging stereotypes, the relatively new medium of video games arguably has less of a...

This was an exhilarating four days of intense intellectual stimulation; thought-provoking questioning and heartfelt storytelling from service users, carers, mental health activists and professionals. Whether you wanted to listen to a lecture or attend a more interactive...

This programme centres on numerous couples and dyads living with schizophrenia from various backgrounds and ethnicities, each discussing several clichés, such as a person with schizophrenia must be dangerous, weed-smoking and a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ character. From the outset,...

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once said ‘We are spiritual beings having a human experience’, and this quote has always resonated with me. It prompted me to visit the Hearing Voices...

‘Why did I go mad?’ was the arresting title of a Horizon documentary on the experiences that are sometimes diagnosed as ‘schizophrenia’ or ‘psychosis’ (BBC 2, 2nd May). We were invited into the complex, vivid and sometimes frightening inner worlds of three...