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Title Details:
Living with psychosis
Other Titles: Biographical trajectories of persons experiencing extreme mental states
Authors: Georgaca, Eugenie
Zissi, Anastasia
Subject: MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > HEALTH SCIENCES > MEDICINE > PSYCHIATRY > COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY
MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > HEALTH SCIENCES > MEDICINE > PUBLIC HEALTH > MENTAL HEALTH
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > PSYCHOLOGY > CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > PSYCHOLOGY > PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL DISORDERS > PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > PSYCHOLOGY > PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL DISORDERS > SCHIZOPHRENIA AND PSYCHOTIC STATES
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > PSYCHOLOGY > HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > PSYCHOLOGY > COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES > SOCIOLOGY > SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE > SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY (MENTAL HEALTH)
Keywords:
Psychosis
Mental health
Biographical research
Social factors
Mental health services
Recovery
Empowerment
Therapeutic paths
Description:
Abstract:
This monograph contributes to the literature on the development of a community and socially oriented mental health care system. Decades of psychiatric reform in Greece have significantly contributed to the promotion and protection of human rights of persons with mental disorders and to their quality of life. Recently, the community care model has been strengthened by new approaches, such as the recovery model, that places emphasis on the empowerment of persons with extreme mental experiences while acknowledging their personal experiences as sources of knowledge and meaning. This book serves these contemporary approaches, through applying this cutting-edge literature in the specific field of psychosis. The first part consists of a scientifically grounded review of contemporary literature regarding understanding and treating psychosis. The second part presents findings of an innovative research study that utilized a narrative biographical approach to bring forth the testimonies of persons with psychosis. Through the participant testimonies, we trace the life experiences before the emergence of psychosis and the social factors that possibly contributed to it. We also present the ways in which participants experienced, understood and managed their psychotic experiences. Given the dynamic integration of new scientific fields, such as community clinical psychology and the sociology of health and illness, in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs of study, this book provides a useful resource for students, researchers and professionals who wish to work in a person-centered direction of understanding and dealing with mental distress and to develop professional practices that support recovery, something that is the declared goal for contemporary mental health professionals.
Linguistic Editors: Koutsileou, Stamatina K.
Graphic Editors: Kalogera, Maria
Type: Monograph
Creation Date: 2022
Item Details:
ISBN 978-618-5667-00-9
License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-25
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8297
Bibliographic Reference: Georgaca, E., & Zissi, A. (2022). Living with psychosis [Monograph]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. https://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-25
Language: Greek
Consists of:
1. Psychosis
2. Society and psychosis
3. Dealing with psychosis
4. The lived experience of psychosis
5. A study of biographical trajectories in psychosis
6. Biographical trajectories under psychiatric control
7. Biographical trajectories of recovery
8. Differentiated trajectories in psychosis
9. How to live with psychosis?
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions