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psychosis; ;

The word psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, where there has been some loss of connection with reality.

Around 2 out of every 100 young people will experience a psychotic episode, making it more common than diabetes in young people, and it mostly happens for the first time when a young person is between 15 and 30 years old. Most will recover fully from the psychotic episode, but some will have ongoing problems.

For information about psychosis have a look at the Reachout website.

Also: Mental Health in Multicultural Australia 

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