Schizophrenia: the Positive Perspective: In Search of Dignity for Schizophrenic People

Schizophrenia: the Positive Perspective: In Search of Dignity for Schizophrenic People

by Peter Chadwick
     
 
Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective counters a century-long tradition which has searched relentlessly for the critical deficits and dysfunctions in schizophrenic people. Peter Chadwick, who has himself suffered from the illness, shows that such people can demonstrate elevated creativity, empathy and social sensitivity and are by no means

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Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective counters a century-long tradition which has searched relentlessly for the critical deficits and dysfunctions in schizophrenic people. Peter Chadwick, who has himself suffered from the illness, shows that such people can demonstrate elevated creativity, empathy and social sensitivity and are by no means as irrational and misguided as is commonly thought.

The author presents the fascinating case studies of some schizophrenics with whom he has worked. Using autobiography, biography, psychometric and experimental methods, he reveals areas of enhanced functioning in those vulnerable to the schizophrenia label, and argues for a much more positive picture of the schizophrenia-prone mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415142878
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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