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Dr. Erin Turner


Questions to ask Dr. Erin.

What is psychosis?

How common is psychosis?

Is psychosis hereditary?

Can I lead a normal life with psychosis?

How can I tell someone I think they have psychosis?

What is psychosis?

What are the symptoms of psychosis?

What causes psychosis?

What are the early signs of psychosis?

What is the therapy for psychosis?

Who should I tell about my psychosis?

How do I know if I have psychosis?

Do I need medication to treat my psychosis?

Will my psychosis ever end?

I think I have psychosis, what should I do?

How should I support someone with psychosis?

What should I do if someone I know is having an emergency?

What shouldn't I say to someone with psychosis?

What's the worst thing to do around someone with psychosis?

Should I be scared of someone with Psychosis?

There is no reason why you can't live the life you want to live if you look after yourself.

Erin Turner is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Early Intervention for Psychosis.

She is Head of the Psychiatry Teaching Academy for Aston and Birmingham Medical schools. Her textbook ‘Recovery from a first episode of Psychosis, co-authored with the UK Early Intervention pioneers, focusses on symptomatic and social recovery from psychosis.

Erin is a Trustee of Beyond, a mental health Charity fronted by Jonny Benjamin, MBE. She is a director of Hearth Centre, using the Arts to animate mental health issues and promote wellbeing. She is interested in improving mental health literacy for children and recently co-authored her first children’s book Adventures in Mind-Bodiwell -Leery and Whiney Wheedle In.


Psychosis is a mental illness that causes someone to lose touch with reality. It affects the way their brain processes information, usually resulting in delusions and/or hallucinations.

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