Distributor:  National Film Board of Canada
Length:  57 minutes
Date:  2005
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
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A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis

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Understanding psychosis in teens, and possible solutions.

A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis

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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Main credits

Kuzmickas, Nijole (film director)
Kuzmickas, Nijole (screenwriter)
Bartlett, Sharon (film producer)
LeRose, Maria (film producer)
LeRose, Maria (narrator)
Slinger, Helen (screenwriter)

Other credits

Camera, Max Lindenthaler [and 3 others]; editor, Bonni Devlin; music, Lesley Sutherland, Fresh Air Audio.

Distributor credits

Docuseek2 subjects

Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Therapy
Psychology and Mental Health
Mental Disorder
Social Psychology

Distributor subjects

Adolescents, Children and Youth, Health and Safety, Mental Illness and Disabilities


Adolescents, Children and Youth, Health and Safety, Mental Illness and Disabilities; "A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis"; National Film Board of Canada

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