Living Outside Mental Illness: Qualitative Studies of Recovery in Schizophrenia

Living Outside Mental Illness: Qualitative Studies of Recovery in Schizophrenia

by Larry Davidson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814719430

ISBN-13: 9780814719435

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: New York University Press

Schizophrenia is widely considered the most severe and disabling of the mental illnesses. Yet recent research has demonstrated that many people afflicted with the disorder are able to recover to a significant degree.

Living Outside Mental Illness demonstrates the importance of listening to what people diagnosed with schizophrenia themselves have to say

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Overview

Schizophrenia is widely considered the most severe and disabling of the mental illnesses. Yet recent research has demonstrated that many people afflicted with the disorder are able to recover to a significant degree.

Living Outside Mental Illness demonstrates the importance of listening to what people diagnosed with schizophrenia themselves have to say about their struggle, and shows the dramatic effect this approach can have on clinical practice and social policy. It presents an in-depth investigation, based on a phenomenological perspective, of experiences of illness and recovery as illuminated by compelling first-person descriptions.

This volume forcefully makes the case for the utility of qualitative methods in improving our understanding of the reasons for the success or failure of mental health services. The research has important clinical and policy implications, and will be of key interest to those in psychology and the helping professions as well as to people in recovery and their families.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814719435
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Qualitative Studies in Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Is There an Outside to Mental Illness?31
2Eliciting Narratives61
3Understanding Narratives93
4Living Inside Schizophrenia126
5Living Outside Schizophrenia159
Conclusion199
Epilogue210
Works Cited213
Index225
About the Author228

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