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Psychosis: when young people hear voices

The voices that Dina hears aren't nice to her.

By Lucy Maddox   May 2015

Artistic view of how the world feels with Schizophrenia. © Craig Finn

Dina is a 14-year-old Ed Sheeran fan, helps to coach swimming on the weekends and is trying to decide which options to pick for her GCSEs. She has a pet rabbit called Hotdog and she doesn’t like mushrooms. She also hears voices that other people can’t hear.

Hearing voices is one of the most commonly-known symptoms of psychosis: an umbrella term used to describe a collection of unusual experiences that signal a loss of contact with reality. Psychosis (or the more…

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