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Title Experiencing psychosis : personal and professional perspectives / edited by Jim Geekie [and others]
Published Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 226 pages) : illustrations
Series The International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and other Psychoses book series, 1745-7483
ISPS book series.
Summary Extensive scientific research has been conducted into understanding and learning more about psychotic experiences. However, in existing research the voice of subjective experience is rarely taken into consideration. In this book, first-person accounts are brought centre-stage and examined alongside current research to suggest how personal experience can contribute to professional understanding, and therefore the treatment, of psychosis. Experiencing Psychosis brings together a range of contributors who have either experienced psychosis on a personal level or conducted research into the topic. Chapters are presented in pairs providing information from both personal and research perspectives on specific aspects of psychosis including: hearing voices, delusional beliefs, and trauma as well as cultural, existential and spiritual issues. Experts from the field recognise that first and foremost psychosis is a human experience and that those who suffer from psychotic episodes must have some involvement in any genuine attempts to make sense of the experience. This book will be essential reading for all mental health professionals involved with psychosis. The accessible style and compelling personal histories will also attract service users and their families
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Psychoses.
Psychotic Disorders -- psychology.
Psychotic Disorders -- therapy.
Form Electronic book
Author Geekie, Jim, 1961-
ISBN 0203806506 (electronic bk.)
1136655832 (electronic bk.)
9780203806500 (electronic bk.)
9781136655838 (electronic bk.)