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A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB529969
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Sharon Bartlett, Maria LeRose
Directors:  Nijole Kuzmickas
Producing Agencies:  Knowledge Network (Burnaby)
Subject:  Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine, Health and Medicine, Learning Disabilities, Psychology, Safety
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2004
Running Time:  56m 30s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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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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