A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis

A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis

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Until recently a diagnosis of psychosis was seen as the end to normal life. With onset occurring most often in youth from 13 to 25, this serious mental health disorder often has tragic consequences when undiagnosed or improperly dealt with.

Psychosis is a brain disorder where an individual experiences some loss of contact with reality. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, paranoia and disorganized thoughts and speech. Three people share their personal stories: Amanda, 16, Max, 12, and Tara, 18.

This powerful 3-part series offers practical tools to understanding the problems and finding solutions to mental health problems among children and youth. The two other titles in the series are Beyond the Blues: Child and Youth Depression and Fighting Their Fears: Child and Youth Anxiety.

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Credits
  • producer
    Sharon Bartlett
    Maria LeRose
  • director
    Nijole Kuzmickas
  • writer
    Nijole Kuzmickas
    Helen Slinger
  • narrator
    Maria LeRose
  • researcher
    Jude White
  • camera
    Max Lindenthaler
    George Colmer
    Chester Ptasinski
    John Dowell
  • sound
    Stewart Lake
    Lez Morrison
    George Colmer
    Ken McDonald
  • editor
    Bonni Devlin
  • original music
    Lesley Sutherland
    Fresh Air Studios
  • graphics
    Tim Johnson

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