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23 October 2017

Help with other mental health problems

Information on schizophrenia, psychosis and personality disorders.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is the name given to a long term mental health condition that has a range of psychological symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions and changes in behaviour. It is a common mental health problem which about 1 in 100 people will experience during their lives.

The right support and treatment can help reduce the impact the condition has on a persons life.

Psychosis

Psychosis is a condition that has the symptoms of hallucinations and delusions which can disrupt someone's thinking, emotion and behaviour. Experiencing these symptoms is called a psychotic episode. These episodes can be brought on by other conditions such as schizophrenia, stress or the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

If you or someone you know experiences a psychotic episode you should see a GP so that it is treated as early as possible. 

Personality disorders

Personality disorders are conditions where an individual differs significantly from an average person, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel or relate to others. This can lead to the person behaving oddly which can be distressing and may upset others.

There are several types of personality disorder and it is a common mental health problem. With support, psychological or medical treatment many people who have personality disorders recover over time. 

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