Recovery in Mental Illness: Broadening Our Understanding of Wellness / Edition 1

Recovery in Mental Illness: Broadening Our Understanding of Wellness / Edition 1

by Ruth O. Ralph, Patrick W. Corrigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 159147163X

ISBN-13: 9781591471639

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: American Psychological Association

In Social Cognition and Schizophrenia, editors Patrick W. Corrigan and David L. Penn present a theoretically important and clinically relevant frame for better understanding this thought disorder, which commonly wreaks havoc on all areas of functioning. This volume brings together the cutting-edge work of distinguished psychologists from Britain, Australia, and the

Overview

In Social Cognition and Schizophrenia, editors Patrick W. Corrigan and David L. Penn present a theoretically important and clinically relevant frame for better understanding this thought disorder, which commonly wreaks havoc on all areas of functioning. This volume brings together the cutting-edge work of distinguished psychologists from Britain, Australia, and the United States who have developed and tested social cognitive models of schizophrenia. Here, they demonstrate how this paradigm holds promise for bridging the gap between lab-based tasks and real-world behavior and for shedding light on the development, course, and outcome of schizophrenia.

At the root of many controversies currently afflicting therapy is the important question of what works. Is its efficacy based on the singular curative powers of specialized techniques, or do other variables account for patient change occurring in therapy? This book proposes the answer, which is not to be found in the different languages, theories, or procedural differences of the field's warring camps. Instead, the answer lies in the pantheoretical, or in the common factors-the ingredients of effective therapy shared by all orientations. More than 40 years of outcome research is pointing the way to what really matters in the therapist's day-to-day work.

Schizophrenia in Late Life presents a uniquely comprehensive picture of the current research about older adults with schizophrenia. The central issue is that of age-related changes in the clinical features of schizophrenia, which include delusions, hallucinations, emotional changes, cognitive impairments, and adaptive life skills. The book also examines whether the course of schizophrenia changes over time. Do some patients improve in their symptoms and functioning as they age, manifesting fewer signs of the illness and experiencing reductions in the level of care that they require? Does full recovery ever take place? Harvey evaluates whether specific interventions hold the same promise for older patients that they do for younger patients and examines why some of these interventions have not been used. The book concludes with health policy recommendations and a call for treatment guidelines specifically targeted to older adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591471639
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
IOverview of Recovery1
Chapter 1Introduction: Recovery as Consumer Vision and Research Paradigm3
Chapter 2Research Methods for Exploring and Assessing Recovery19
IIModels of Recovery61
Chapter 3Beyond Dementia Praecox: Findings From Long-Term Follow-Up Studies of Schizophrenia63
Chapter 4Sociological Models of Recovery85
Chapter 5Recovery From Schizophrenia: A Criterion-Based Definition101
Chapter 6Verbal Definitions and Visual Models of Recovery: Focus on the Recovery Model131
Chapter 7Qualitative Studies of Recovery: What Can We Learn From the Person?147
IIIDiversity and Recovery171
Chapter 8Mutual-Help Groups and Recovery: The Influence of Settings on Participants' Experience of Recovery173
Chapter 9Daring to Pick Up the Pieces in the Puzzle: A Consumer-Survivor Model of Healing From Childhood Sexual Abuse207
Chapter 10Recovery From Addiction and From Mental Illness: Shared and Contrasting Lessons233
Author Index259
Subject Index271
About the Editors281

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