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Schizotypy: Implications for Illness and Health

Schizotypy: Implications for Illness and Health

by Gordon Claridge
     
 

ISBN-10: 019852353X

ISBN-13: 9780198523536

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The central theme of this book presents a challenging and controversial new view of psychosis—that the features of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia actually lie on a continuum with, and form part of, normal behavior and experience. The dispositional or "schizotypal" traits associated with psychotic disorders, while increasing one's chances

Overview

The central theme of this book presents a challenging and controversial new view of psychosis—that the features of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia actually lie on a continuum with, and form part of, normal behavior and experience. The dispositional or "schizotypal" traits associated with psychotic disorders, while increasing one's chances for mental illness, also lead to positive outcomes such as enhanced creativity or spiritual experience. Each aspect of this theme is supported by extensive experimental and clinical evidence, questioning the conventional medical wisdom that treats psychotic illness in the narrow context of neurological disease. The result is an authoritative and provocative overview of an important topic in psychological research and clinical practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198523536
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

1. Theoretical Background, Gordon Claridge
2. Questionnaire Measurement, Oliver Mason, Gordon Claridge and Leanne Williams
3. Investigations of Cognitive Inhibitory Processes in Schizotypy and Schizophrenia, Leanne Williams and Anthony Beech
4. Semantic Activation and Preconscious Processing in Schizophrenia and Schizoptypy, Julie L. Evans
5. Brain, Self, and Others: The Neuropsychology of Social Cognition, Paul Broks
6. Latent Inhibition: Relevance to the Neural Substrates of Schizophrenia and Schizotypy?, Helen J. Cassady
7. Schizotypy and Cerebral Lateralisation, A.J. Richardson, Oliver Mason and Gordon Claridge
8. Dyslexia and Schizotypy, A.J. Richardson
9. Schizotypy and Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Simon Enright and Anthony Beech
10. Benign Schizotypy?: The Case of Spiritual Experience, Michael Jackson
11. Hallucinations and Arousability: Pointers to a Theory of Psychosis, Charles McCreery
12. Creativity and Schizotypy, J.H. Brod
13. Final Remarks and Future Directions, Gordon Claridge

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