delusions

Do delusions have and give meaning?

This paper , co-authored by Rosa Ritunnano and Lisa Bortolotti, has been published in Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. The abstract says: “Delusions are often portrayed as paradigmatic instances of incomprehensibility and meaninglessness. Here we investigate the relationship between delusions and…
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Want to Understand Delusions? Listen to the People Who Have Them

This article by Grace Huckins is subtitled “A small group of schizophrenia researchers thinks that personal narratives can tell us what test scores and brain scans can’t”. It has been published by Wired. It begins: “FOR THE FIRST decades of Sohee Park’s…
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While Psychiatry Slept: Reawakening the Imagination in Therapy

This book has been written by psychiatrist Dr. George Mecouch. The publishers say: “Where has the imagination gone in current psychiatric practice? While Psychiatry Slept dares to ask this question. It challenges psychiatry’s literalistic theories and demonstrates how the imagination is always revealing…
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A History of Delusions

This excellent podcast (57 minutes) from the BBC explores many different aspects of delusions, including some of their causes, and some ways of best helping those who experience them. Presented by clinical psychologist Prof. Daniel Freeman, the podcast’s coverage also includes:…
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Beyond Belief: An interview with Dr. Tamasin Knight on alternative responses to unusual beliefs

Medical doctor Tamasin Knight has previously received psychiatric treatment and went on to write the practical guidebook Beyond Belief: Alternative Ways of Working with Delusions, Obsessions and Unusual Experiences . The book queries and rejects the usefulness of traditional psychopathological labels and treatments. It argues instead for accepting the individual’s own reality…
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