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Psychosis Through the Light of Faith

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Psychosis is a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them. The two main symptoms of psychosis are:

  • hallucinations – where a person hears, sees and, in some cases, feels, smells or tastes things that aren’t there; a common hallucination is hearing voices
  • delusions – where a person has strong beliefs that aren’t shared by others; a common delusion is someone believing there is a conspiracy to harm them

The combination of hallucinations and delusional thinking can cause severe distress and a change in behaviour. [NHS Website]

Psychosis is seen as terrifying and mysterious such that many people – including Muslims – fall prey to cultural misunderstandings and superstitions such as ‘jinn possession’ and ‘black magic’. So what are Delusions and Hallucinations? What are their possible causes? Are there treatments?

Psychosis demystified may still be a formidable foe but one we can better recognise, seek to protect ourselves against, learn how to combat and then be at peace with our efforts and leave the result to the decree of the God Almighty.

In a community of those who believe in the Creator, the challenge can be simply in being ashamed to seek help or not knowing where best to turn.

To find out more, please join Dr Muhammad Zeyn Green-Thompson at the upcoming workshop. The event is also available online for non-Cambridge residents for free. Registration is required for online access.

Dr Muhammad Zeyn Green-Thompson is a Medical Doctor and a Psychiatrist with interest in Emergency, Perinatal and Neuropsychiatry. Born in South Africa, he read medicine there before entering specialist training Psychiatry in London and Cambridge.

Psychosis Through the Light of Faith

Speaker: Dr Muhammad Zeyn Green-Thompson (Consultant Psychiatrist, Cambridge)

Date: Sunday 21st May 2016 Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Venue: Cambridge Islamic College, 58 Sturton Street, Cambridge CB1 2QA

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