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9 Facts You Should Know About Psychosis

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Yoann Boyer

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Andrei Lazarev

What Are Psychotic Hallucinations and Delusions?

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Victoria Heath

What Causes Psychosis?

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Are Psychotic Breaks Just Misunderstood Spiritual Experiences?

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Dmitry Ratushny

Is Paranoia Psychosis?

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What Is the Difference Between Jealousy and Paranoia in a Relationship?

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Do Children Get Psychotic?

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Jose Luis Sanchez Pereyra

Can Cannabis Cause Psychosis?

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Amos Bar-Zeev

How Can I Prevent Psychosis?

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How Do You Treat Psychosis?

Julie A. Fast

Julie A. Fast


Julie A. Fast is the author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You’re Depressed, and The Health Cards. Julie won the Mental Health America Journalism Award for the best mental health column in the U.S. and was the recipient of the Eli Lily Reintegration award for her work in bipolar disorder advocacy. Julie is CEU certified and regularly trains health care professionals, including psychiatric residents, social workers, therapists, and general practitioners on bipolar disorder and mental health management skills. She was the original consultant for Claire Danes for the show "Homeland" and is on the mental health expert registry for People Magazine. She is a sought-after coach for parents and partners of people with bipolar disorder.