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People with a diagnosis of psychosis have difficulty controlling their own thoughts. They have difficulty discriminating reality from fantasy and seem to have problems cognitively taking account of other people's perspectives although, at the level of feelings, they can be very empathic. These features have been identified over the years through experimental research with people experiencing psychosis. But what are the main problems of practical significance to the nurse?The first thing to recognise with such patients is that psychotic thoughts are an attempt to find meanings.

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