Irish Independent: Shame, stigma, losing touch with reality but hope and healing too – what it’s like to live with psychosis
Consultant Psychiatrist and National Clinical Lead for the HSE’s Early Intervention for Psychosis programme Dr Karen O’Connor spoke with Irish Independent reporter Niamh Jimenez about presentations and treatment of psychosis, alongside testimony from young people who have had experiences of psychosis and their perspectives on recovery and stigma.
Read snippets featuring Dr O’Connor below, and read the article in full (behind a paywall) on the Irish Independent website here.
Each individual’s experience of psychosis, which exists on a spectrum, is unique. Although negative symptoms have traditionally received less attention from both mental health services and the media, Dr O’Connor emphasises that they too can have a “big functional impact”.