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What causes psychosis?

Public event


18:30 - 19:30


70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH


What causes psychosis?

We explored the role of social, built and physical environments in the onset of psychotic disorders. 

Dr James Kirkbride explored how our external environment affects the risk of experiencing a psychotic episode. Psychosis is characterised by a loss of contact with reality. From minor hallucinations through to disorders such as schizophrenia, the symptoms are wide-ranging and diverse.

This event was part of Science in the City, a week long celebration of Manchester as European City of Science 2016.

What is a Café Scientifique?

A Café Scientifique is an informal dialogue-based event with a scientist. A short talk by the speaker is followed by audience questions, an interactive activity and discussion for the rest of the event

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