A History of Delusions
In this episode, Brian and Glenn from Rethink Mental Illness, speak to Victoria Shepherd, the producer and author of the book and podcast ‘The History of Delusions’. Though psychosis is often considered to be something that is ‘out of the ordinary’, Victoria argues that delusions are actually rooted in real-life anxieties and fears; a way of coping with the paradoxes and complexities of the human experience. Glenn reflects on his own experience of schizophrenia, sharing his thoughts on stigma, psychosis treatment and the important practice of empathy and compassion.
What is psychosis?
Psychosis is a term used to describe when people lose some contact with reality. Psychosis can be a one-off experience or be linked to other long-term mental health conditions.
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What is schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects the way you think. It affects about 1 in every 100 people. Schizophrenia may develop during early adulthood. There are different types of schizophrenia.
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