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Psychosis – Dolly's story

Being diagnosed with psychosis can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and can be helpful for you, your loved ones or when preparing questions for your doctor or a specialist.

The patient aged 36, is a writer and author and was diagnosed with psychosis when she was 21. She first experienced psychosis when she was 14. She finds cognitive behavioural therapy, Buddhism and meditation very useful.

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Learn more about this condition in our mental health disorders section.

About cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is form of therapy where a psychologist works with you to change negative thought patterns and behaviour that’s causing you problems. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most common forms of therapy.

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This interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

healthdirect doesn't endorse any personal opinions expressed in the video, and we recommend you discuss any questions you have regarding unfamiliar terms or descriptions, as well as how this experience compares to the Australian health care system, with a health professional.

Copyright: ©2013 University of Oxford. Used under licence from DIPEx. All rights reserved.

Sources:

healthtalk.org (Mental health: ethnic minority experiences, Aged 30 - 39, Dolly - Interview 14), ReachOut (All about psychological treatments)

Last reviewed: August 2013

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