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Explains what psychosis is, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
The cause of psychosis can be different for everyone, and research into it is happening all the time. Psychosis could be triggered by a number of things, such as:
"It's an illness that can be treated just like any other. I don’t choose or want to be psychotic any more than people choose or want any other types of ill health."
This information was published in January 2020. We will revise it in 2023.
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