psychosis

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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Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine

This book comes from Prof. Andrew Scull. The publisher says: “Madhouse reveals a long-suppressed medical scandal, shocking in its brutality and sobering in its implications. It shows how a leading American psychiatrist of the early twentieth century came to believe that mental…
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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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People with psychosis can heal by rebuilding their life stories

This article by Henry R. Cowan has been published on the Psyche website. Although it uses the scientifically meaningless term “schizophrenia”, it nonetheless has valuable things to say. It begins: “What would you say if I asked you to tell the story…
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Prescribing Antipsychotics in First Episode Psychosis

This course by Dr. Lex Wunderink (professor at the University of Gronigen in the Netherlands) is provided for free (or else a voluntary donation) by Mad in America Continuing Education. Subtitled “Is Less More?”, the course includes: IntroductionLecture videoDownload of lecture…
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Intensive Home Treatment for Acute Mental Disorders: An Alternative to Hospitalization

This article by David Heath has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “In 1978, I became the medical director of a general hospital psychiatric unit serving the twin cities of Kitchener/Waterloo in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Over the next four…
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Meeting Mental Breakdown Mindfully

This book has been been written by Isabel Clarke, a consultant clinical psychologist, with 25 years experience in the NHS, both in outpatient and inpatient. Her approach side-steps diagnosis. The publishers say: “Meeting Mental Breakdown Mindfully introduces the Comprehend, Cope and Connect…
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Psychiatry Past & Present

This free course (from Mad in America Continuing Education) includes two lecture videos from Dr. David Healy (professor of Psychiatry at Bangor University in Wales and a former secretary of the British Psychopharmacology Association), together with downloadable slides and more. The organisers…
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