Psychosis Under Discussion

Written in Michael Farrell’s well-known clear and direct style, the book is essential reading for all those interested in understanding mental disorder and the role of language.

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Author: Michael Farrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351975544

Category: Psychology

Page: 166

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Psychosis Under Discussion: How We Talk About Madness examines the ways in which psychosis is discussed by considering the relationship between language and the perception of mental disorder. A wide range of perspectives is discussed – including historical terms, personal accounts, psychiatric terminology, psychoanalysis and later theoretical analyses, advocacy, anti-psychiatry, slang and humour, and media coverage – and each way of discussing psychosis is revealing. For example, psychiatric terminology and related research, in its efforts to understand and clarify can seem distancing, dispassionate, and too sure of its ground, whereas the language of advocacy, while being supportive and sensitive, can also seem euphemistic and evasive. In the discourse of mental disorder, both the content of views and the manner in which they are expressed are influential, making it important to take into account both. Psychosis Under Discussion puts these and other important issues under the microscope. International in range, the book’s analysis draws on psychiatry, psychology, philosophy, linguistics and history. Written in Michael Farrell’s well-known clear and direct style, the book is essential reading for all those interested in understanding mental disorder and the role of language.

Psychosis as a Personal Crisis

This book will be essential reading for all mental health professionals, in particular those wanting to learn more about the development of the hearing voices movement and applying these ideas to better understanding those in the voice ...

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Author: Marius Romme

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136620997

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Psychosis as a Personal Crisis seeks to challenge the way people who hear voices are both viewed and treated. This book emphasises the individual variation between people who suffer from psychosis and puts forward the idea that hearing voices is not in itself a sign of mental illness. In this book the editors bring together an international range of expert contributors, who in their daily work, their research or their personal acquaintance, focus on the personal experience of psychosis. Further topics of discussion include: accepting and making sense of hearing voices the relation between trauma and paranoia the limitations of contemporary psychiatry the process of recovery. This book will be essential reading for all mental health professionals, in particular those wanting to learn more about the development of the hearing voices movement and applying these ideas to better understanding those in the voice hearing community.

CBT for Psychosis

This book offers a new approach to understanding and treating psychotic symptoms using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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Author: Roger Hagen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136837975

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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This book offers a new approach to understanding and treating psychotic symptoms using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT for Psychosis shows how this approach clears the way for a shift away from a biological understanding and towards a psychological understanding of psychosis. Stressing the important connection between mental illness and mental health, further topics of discussion include: the assessment and formulation of psychotic symptoms how to treat psychotic symptoms using CBT CBT for specific and co-morbid conditions CBT of bipolar disorders. This book brings together international experts from different aspects of this fast developing field and will be of great interest to all mental health professionals working with people suffering from psychotic symptoms.

Insanity and Divinity

Bringing together an international range of contributors and covering many different types of religious experience, this book presents its theme in three parts: Psychoanalysis, belief and mysticism Anthropology, history and hagiography ...

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Author: John Gale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135045425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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How close is spirituality to psychosis? Covering the interrelation of psychosis and spirituality from a number of angles, Insanity and Divinity will generate dialogue and discussion, aid critical reflection and stimulate creative approaches to clinical work for those interested in the connections between religious studies, psychoanalysis, anthropology and hagiography. Bringing together an international range of contributors and covering many different types of religious experience, this book presents its theme in three parts: Psychoanalysis, belief and mysticism Anthropology, history and hagiography Psychology, psychosis and religious experience. Each section includes discussion of the hinterland between madness and religious experience from the perspective of a number of religions, autobiographical accounts of those who have experienced a psychosis in which spirituality played a key part and a comprehensive review of the position of psychology research into the meaning and function of spirituality in relation to the psychoses. Insightful, enlightening and wide-ranging, Insanity and Divinity is ideal for clinicians, academics and chaplains working in clinical settings.

Making Sense of Madness

Making Sense of Madness explores the subjective experiences of madness.

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Author: Jim Geekie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134043361

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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The experience of madness – which might also be referred to more formally as ‘schizophrenia’ or ‘psychosis’ – consists of a complex, confusing and often distressing collection of experiences, such as hearing voices or developing unusual, seemingly unfounded beliefs. Madness, in its various forms and guises, seems to be a ubiquitous feature of being human, yet our ability to make sense of madness, and our knowledge of how to help those who are so troubled, is limited. Making Sense of Madness explores the subjective experiences of madness. Using clients' stories and verbatim descriptions, it argues that the experience of 'madness' is an integral part of what it is to be human, and that greater focus on subjective experiences can contribute to professional understandings and ways of helping those who might be troubled by these experiences. Areas of discussion include: how people who experience psychosis make sense of it themselves scientific/professional understandings of ‘madness' what the public thinks about ‘schizophrenia’ Making Sense of Madness will be essential reading for all mental health professionals as well as being of great interest to people who experience psychosis and their families and friends.

Homicide and Severe Mental Disorder

In seeking fuller understanding, the book takes an overview of severe mental disorder, homicide, and prevention, before introducing the approach of Situational Crime Prevention and related theory and discussing demographic features of ...

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Author: Michael Farrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000413274

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Homicide and Severe Mental Disorder: Understanding and Prevention provides a complete picture of how severe mental disorder can be assessed in cases of homicide, and how improved understanding can impact risk reduction and prevention. Michael Farrell brings together a wide range of material including theory, research, demographic data, case examples, enquiry reports, and practical strategies, providing clear examples throughout. Farrell draws on examples of homicide representing a great challenge to both comprehension and prevention – cases that have sometimes provoked media criticism of public policy and services and have aroused public anxiety. In seeking fuller understanding, the book takes an overview of severe mental disorder, homicide, and prevention, before introducing the approach of Situational Crime Prevention and related theory and discussing demographic features of perpetrators and victims. Turning to prevention, the text examines examples of research into homicides perpetrated by individuals with severe mental disorder. Insights from Situational Crime Prevention are applied to selected cases, and a wider view is then taken looking at the criminological features of means, motive, opportunity, and location. Organisational constraints and limitations of communication in services are considered, and cases illuminating the issues and challenges throughout the book are summarised in a structured end of volume glossary. As evidence and insights accumulate and cohere, they more clearly indicate preventive strategies. Homicide and Severe Mental Disorder will be of great interest to students, researchers, and teachers in psychiatry, psychology, and criminology, health and mental health professionals, criminal justice personnel, and those working with individuals with severe mental disorder.

Notification of Persons with Stimulant Induced Psychosis

Discussion of amendment to the Poisons Regulations 1965 to require doctors in W.A. to notify the Dept. of Health in the event of a patient having a stimulant induced psychosis or psychotic episode.

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Author: Western Australia. Department of Health. Pharmaceutical Services Branch

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:271837980

Category: Drug addicts

Page: 5

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Discussion of amendment to the Poisons Regulations 1965 to require doctors in W.A. to notify the Dept. of Health in the event of a patient having a stimulant induced psychosis or psychotic episode.

Narrative CBT for Psychosis

In this book John Rhodes and Simon Jakes bring the practitioner up-to-date, as treatment and practice evolve to draw on other therapeutic approaches, creating an approach which is client centred and non-confrontational.

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Author: John Rhodes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134134090

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Designed to meet the complex needs of patients with psychosis, Narrative CBT for Psychosis combines narrative and solution-focused therapy with established techniques from CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) into one integrated flexible approach. In this book John Rhodes and Simon Jakes bring the practitioner up-to-date, as treatment and practice evolve to draw on other therapeutic approaches, creating an approach which is client centred and non-confrontational. The book contains many tried and tested practical ideas for helping clients, with several chapters including detailed and illuminating case studies. Areas of discussion include: how to work with delusions, voices and visions working with core beliefs an exploration of narratives of past difficulties and traumas recovery and ending therapy Narrative CBT for Psychosis will be essential reading for all mental health professionals who deal with psychosis who wish to learn a new approach.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis

In this volume, leading international researchers and clinicians describe the major treatment models and research background of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Person-Based Cognitive Therapy (PBCT), as well as the use of ...

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Author: Eric M. J. Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118499191

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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This is the first volume to present a broad picture of theory and application for clinical approaches incorporating ACT and mindfulness in working with psychosis. It provides an overview and introduction to the subject, including a review of the evidence base. Clinical and practical applications are supported with case studies in both individual and group work, with an emphasis on utilizing these strategies in a clinical context. Addressed to practitioners, this book is idea for clinical and counseling psychologists, CBT therapists, and psychiatrists.

Media Professionals Perspective of Psychosis

Methodology: This is a qualitative study that purposive sampling method was used to recruit 22 media professionals from various media background including news media, entertainment and creative media, as well as public service broadcasting.

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Author: Po-Man Cheong

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 1361351896

Category:

Page:

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This dissertation, "Media Professionals' Perspective of Psychosis" by Po-man, Cheong, 張寶文, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Background / Objectives: Mental diseases are perceived as one of the highest stigmatised conditions in our society. Public knowledge of mental illness does not come from professional journals or medical authorities, but largely from mass media as it is a major and most convenient source of information. Media tends to portray mental illness with negative attitude, focusing on bizarre and unexplainable behaviours of patients with mental illness, and exaggerating the linkage between mental illness and aggressive behaviours. However, few studies have been conducted in Hong Kong focusing on media perspective on this. This study focuses on the research of media's role on psychosis from the perspective and experience of media professionals, and to identify media's functional role of whether it is fostering public awareness and reducing stereotypes towards psychosis or on the contrary intensifying stigma conditions in the community of Hong Kong. Methodology: This is a qualitative study that purposive sampling method was used to recruit 22 media professionals from various media background including news media, entertainment and creative media, as well as public service broadcasting. All participants had up to one hour's face-to-face in-depth interview based on pre-set theme of area of discussion. Results: Majority of subjects is able to recognise psychosis symptoms such as hallucination and (mainly persecutory) delusions, but unknown factors and myths about psychosis are still existed among the subjects. Confusion between psychosis, multiple personality disorders and even psychopath is commonly observed. Suggesting that media portrayal on psychosis and other mental illnesses is instilled with negative and stigmatised attitude is not prevalent. Most subjects believe that local news media can still perform with a neutral attitude when reporting the issues related to psychosis and mental illness. However, insufficient exposure of discussion about the topic across media platforms may affect public accessibility on the knowledge of psychosis and mental illness. Anti-stigma programs can contribute mostly positive messages and images about psychosis, but quality and quantity of those programs and promotions have to be designed and planned in delicate and persistent manners so as to maximise the effectiveness. Conclusion: Media plays a constructive role in educating the public about mental illness, and can also perpetuate stereotype and undermine the efforts of public campaigns. Suggesting that media practitioners are recommended to learn more about the well-round knowledge of psychosis and mental illness issue. Indeed, increased communication between media and mental health agencies can benefit the mutual understanding and lead to cooperative approach to tackle social stigma against psychosis. Though media professionals agree that media has its own limitation in terms of highly competitive broadcasting time and editorial space, most suggested that envisioned educational plan is an essential and influential method in removing public stigma and stereotype about psychosis. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5319072 Subjects: Health in mass media Psychoses Mass media in mental health education

Postpartum psychosis and other postpartum mental disorders

Postpartum depression is common. Identify the risk group and symptoms suggesting depression; reserve sufficient time for discussion. The onset of postpartum psychosis should be observed as early as possible.

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Author: Sics Editore

Publisher: SICS Editore

ISBN: 9788869307263

Category: Medical

Page:

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Postpartum depression is common. Identify the risk group and symptoms suggesting depression; reserve sufficient time for discussion. The onset of postpartum psychosis should be observed as early as possible.

Art Psychotherapy and Psychosis

Art, Psychotherapy and Psychosis reveals the unique role of art therapy in the treatment of psychosis.

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Author: Katherine Killick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134773473

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Art, Psychotherapy and Psychosis reveals the unique role of art therapy in the treatment of psychosis. Illustrating their contributions with clinical material and artwork created by clients, experienced practitioners describe their work in a variety of settings. Writing from different theoretical standpoints they reflect the current creative diversity within the profession and its links with psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, analytical psychology and psychiatry. In part I specific issues involved in working with psychosis are explored. These include discussion of the therapeutic relationship, the process of symbolisation, the nature and meaning of art made by psychotic patients and the interplay between words and pictures. Part II recounts the history of art therapy and psychosis, tracing its origins in art, to its present-day role as a respected treatment in psychiatric, community and therapeutic settings. Art, Psychotherapy and Psychosis extends the existing theory, develops analytical approaches in art psychotherapy and offers innovative perspectives for students and practitioners on the treatment of borderline states as well as psychosis.

Neuroimaging of Schizophrenia and Other Primary Psychotic Disorders

This book presents the state of the art in the use of neuroimaging technologies in the study of schizophrenia and other primary psychotic disorders.

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Author: Silvana Galderisi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319973074

Category: Medical

Page: 345

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This book presents the state of the art in the use of neuroimaging technologies in the study of schizophrenia and other primary psychotic disorders. The contributions of neuroimaging in the characterization of these disorders are reviewed across diagnoses, by focusing on psychopathological domains and at-risk populations in order to understand the implications for treatment. The principal neuroimaging findings are described in detail, identifying those that are common to and specific for each disorder and highlighting important pitfalls. Attention is drawn to potential translational aspects of research in the field, with discussion of emerging innovative perspectives. Neuroimaging research has shown that abnormalities of brain structure and function associated with psychiatric disorders do not reflect the boundaries of current diagnostic categories. However, neuroimaging findings are being reconsidered in the light of recent research proposals aimed at re-conceptualizing classification systems in Psychiatry. Written by leading experts, this book will appeal to all with an interest in the field, including researchers, clinicians, and trainees.

The Beginner s Guide to Understanding Schizophrenia

Maybe you've reached for a schizophrenia textbook only to find it's too dense to really understand psychosis. This is different. The goal of this book is to help you really understand schizophrenia in plain language.

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Author: Hayden Finch

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798607968014

Category:

Page: 98

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Understanding schizophrenia can be difficult. Maybe you've reached for a schizophrenia textbook only to find it's too dense to really understand psychosis. This is different. The goal of this book is to help you really understand schizophrenia in plain language. It's about revealing what we know about schizophrenia today, all the way from defining what a psychotic episode is, to understanding the neuroscience of psychosis, to reviewing schizophrenia treatment and the importance of intervening early in psychosis. You'll discover all the details from the first episode of psychosis to schizophrenia in late life so you can understand psychosis and ultimately survive schizophrenia. Maybe your adolescent has schizophrenia or has started hearing voices, or maybe you're a person living with schizophrenia; this comprehensive book is here to help you gain insight into psychosis and emotion, psychotic depression, and psychotic reactions. It's schizophrenia revealed in plain language. In the first part, we'll review the definition of schizophrenia; provide examples of the most common symptoms; detail its relationship to other psychotic disorders; and discuss the most common co-occurring conditions. In the second part, we'll talk about historical and current understandings of what causes schizophrenia; review the risk factors for schizophrenia; and discuss how schizophrenia impacts the brain and the person more globally -- this is where we'll talk about genetics, brain structure, brain function, brain development, and drugs. Finally, in the third part, we'll talk about evidence-based treatment approaches to schizophrenia, beginning with a discussion of different treatment models and then reviewing how treatment plans are developed before finally discussing a host of interventions, including medication, skills training, psychotherapy, and family interventions. The entire book is about promoting recovery from schizophrenia and promoting recovery from first-episode psychosis. By the end, you'll know all the latest on schizophrenia symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Psychosis and Near Psychosis

Such specificity is crucial to discussions of psychotic or near psychotic phenomena. In neurosis, usually the author is referring to unconscious phenomena.

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Author: Eric Marcus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317383420

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

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The goal of psychotherapy as formulated in this revision of a classic text is to improve ego function of severely disturbed patients who are often hospitalized. This book shows why and how. It describes the psychotherapeutic techniques that aid patients to understand the meaning of the psychotic symbols so that they can experience reality and their emotions as separate entities. Medication effects and the neurobiology of psychotic and near psychotic patients are explained and evaluated in terms of specific ego dysfunction so that psychopharmacology may be targeted. With the first edition originally a recipient of the prestigious Heinz Hartmann Award, this valuable resource is a go-to guide for clinicians who treat patients suffering from crippling mental disorders.

Living on the Border

This book centres on the problem of psychosis, understood from a psychoanalytic perspective, as it manifests itself in different contexts and different levels of organisation: from the individual psychoanalytic session, through work with ...

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Author: David Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429915772

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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This book centres on the problem of psychosis, understood from a psychoanalytic perspective, as it manifests itself in different contexts and different levels of organisation: from the individual psychoanalytic session, through work with couples, groups and institutions and wider levels of social organisation. Beginning with a discussion of the psychoanalytic approach to psychosis centring on the work of Freud, Klein and the Post-Kleinians, it goes on to cover individual, couple and group therapy with psychotic patients. It draws on clinical material and theoretical discussion to explore the links between psychotic processes on different levels. This work is aimed at different professionals working within the psychodynamic frame of reference: individual psychotherapists, couple and family and group psychotherapists; organisational consultants and trainees in different therapies. As well as this it will be a useful resource to nurses, doctors and social workers who work with very disturbed patients and wish to learn about psychotic processes.

Open Dialogue for Psychosis

to develop a fuller understanding of their reactions and to see how these are connected ... the themes under discussion, including the 'psychotic' voice(s).

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Author: Nick Putman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351199575

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

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This highly readable book provides a comprehensive examination of the use of Open Dialogue as a treatment for psychosis. It presents the basic principles and practice of Open Dialogue, explains the training needed to practice and explores how it is being developed internationally. Open Dialogue for Psychosis includes first-hand accounts of the process by people receiving services due to having psychotic experiences, their family members and professionals who work with them. It explains how aspects of Open Dialogue have been introduced in services around the world, its overlap with and differentiation from other psychological approaches and its potential integration with biological and pharmacological considerations. The book concludes with a substantive section on the research available and its limitations. Open Dialogue for Psychosis will be a key text for clinicians and administrators interested in this unique approach, particularly those who recognise that services need to change for the better and are seeking guidance on how this can be achieved. It will also be suitable for people who have experienced psychosis and members of their families and networks.

The Recovery of the Self in Psychosis

The book includes measurable therapeutic processes, an empirically supported conceptual basis for understanding disturbances in self-experience and rich descriptions of the recovery process.

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Author: Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429943164

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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The Recovery of the Self in Psychosis details specific therapeutic approaches as well as considers how treatments can be individually tailored and adapted to help persons whose mental health challenges may be either mild or more severe. By focusing on basic elements of the experiences of persons diagnosed with psychosis and exploring the broader meanings these experiences have, each of these treatments offers distinctive ways to help persons define and manage their own recovery. The book includes measurable therapeutic processes, an empirically supported conceptual basis for understanding disturbances in self-experience and rich descriptions of the recovery process. The Recovery of the Self in Psychosis moves beyond approaches which dictate what health is to persons with psychosis through education. It will be essential reading for all clinical psychologists and psychotherapists working with people diagnosed with psychosis.

After Lacan

After Lacan combines abundant case material with graceful yet sophisticated theoretical exposition in order to explore the clinical practice of Lacanian psychoanalysis.

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Author: Willy Apollon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791488058

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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The authors use examples from their own clinical practice to explain the development of Lacanian theory.

Evolving Psychosis

This book incorporates new and controversial ideas which will stimulate discussion regarding the benefits of early, need-adapted treatment.

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Author: Jan Olav Johannessen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135449636

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Can early, need-adapted treatment prevent the long-terms effects of psychosis? How important is phase-specific treatment? Evolving Psychosis explores the success of psycho-social treatments for psychosis in helping patients recover more quickly and stay well longer. Mental health professionals from all over the world share their clinical experience and scientific findings to shed new light on the issues surrounding need-specific treatment. They cover: The Nature of Psychosis, Early Intervention in Psychosis, Phase-Specific Treatment of Psychosis and The Need for Integration. Particular attention is paid to the how treatment can be improved with individually tailored treatment programmes, early intervention, more integration between psychological treatments, and new and better diagnostic concepts. This book incorporates new and controversial ideas which will stimulate discussion regarding the benefits of early, need-adapted treatment. It will be of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals interested in psycho-social approaches to psychosis.