FIRST PERSON ACCOUNTS OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND RECOVERY

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First Person Accounts Of Mental Illness And Recovery

Author : Craig W. LeCroy
ISBN : 9781118233931
Genre : Psychology
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In First Person Accounts of Mental Illness, case studies ofindividuals experiencing schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxietydisorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, andother mental ailments will be provided for students studying theclassification and treatment of psychopathology. All of the casesare written from the perspective of the mentally ill individual,providing readers with a unique perspective of the experience ofliving with a mental disorder. "In their book First Person Accounts of Mental Illness andRecovery, LeCroy and Holschuh offer the student, researcher, orlayperson the intimate voice of mental illness from the inside.First Person Accounts of Mental Illness and Recovery is a wonderfulbook, and it is an ideal, even indispensable, companion totraditional mental health texts. I am grateful that they have giventhe majority of this book to the voices that are too oftenunheard." —John S. Brekke, PhD, Frances G. Larson Professor ofSocial Work Research, School of Social Work, University of SouthernCalifornia; Fellow, American Academy of Social Work and SocialWelfare "This is absolutely a must-read for anyone who has been touchedby someone with a mental illness, whether it be personal orprofessional. It is imperative that this book be required readingin any course dealing with psychopathology and the DSM, whether itbe in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, orcounseling." —Phyllis Solomon, PhD, Professor in the School ofSocial Policy & Practice and Professor of Social Work inPsychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania A unique volume of first person narratives written from theperspective of individuals with a mental illness Drawing from a broad range of sources, including narrativeswritten expressly for this book, self-published accounts, andexcerpts from previously published memoirs, this distinctive set ofpersonal stories covers and illustrates a wide spectrum of mentaldisorder categories, including: Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Personality disorders Substance-related disorders Eating disorders Impulse control disorders Cognitive disorders Somatoform disorders Dissociative disorders Gender identity disorders Sleep disorders Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, oradolescence Reflecting a recovery orientation and strengths-based approach,the authentic and relevant stories in First Person Accounts ofMental Illness and Recovery promote a greater appreciation for theindividual's role in treatment and an expansion of hope andrecovery.
Category: Psychology

First Person Accounts Of Mental Illness And Recovery

Author : Craig W. LeCroy
ISBN : 9781118220245
Genre : Psychology
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In First Person Accounts of Mental Illness, case studies ofindividuals experiencing schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxietydisorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, andother mental ailments will be provided for students studying theclassification and treatment of psychopathology. All of the casesare written from the perspective of the mentally ill individual,providing readers with a unique perspective of the experience ofliving with a mental disorder. "In their book First Person Accounts of Mental Illness andRecovery, LeCroy and Holschuh offer the student, researcher, orlayperson the intimate voice of mental illness from the inside.First Person Accounts of Mental Illness and Recovery is a wonderfulbook, and it is an ideal, even indispensable, companion totraditional mental health texts. I am grateful that they have giventhe majority of this book to the voices that are too oftenunheard." —John S. Brekke, PhD, Frances G. Larson Professor ofSocial Work Research, School of Social Work, University of SouthernCalifornia; Fellow, American Academy of Social Work and SocialWelfare "This is absolutely a must-read for anyone who has been touchedby someone with a mental illness, whether it be personal orprofessional. It is imperative that this book be required readingin any course dealing with psychopathology and the DSM, whether itbe in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, orcounseling." —Phyllis Solomon, PhD, Professor in the School ofSocial Policy & Practice and Professor of Social Work inPsychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania A unique volume of first person narratives written from theperspective of individuals with a mental illness Drawing from a broad range of sources, including narrativeswritten expressly for this book, self-published accounts, andexcerpts from previously published memoirs, this distinctive set ofpersonal stories covers and illustrates a wide spectrum of mentaldisorder categories, including: Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Personality disorders Substance-related disorders Eating disorders Impulse control disorders Cognitive disorders Somatoform disorders Dissociative disorders Gender identity disorders Sleep disorders Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, oradolescence Reflecting a recovery orientation and strengths-based approach,the authentic and relevant stories in First Person Accounts ofMental Illness and Recovery promote a greater appreciation for theindividual's role in treatment and an expansion of hope andrecovery.
Category: Psychology

Recovery Of People With Mental Illness

Author : Abraham Rudnick
ISBN : 9780199691319
Genre : Medical
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It is only in the past 20 years that the concept of 'recovery' from mental health has been more widely considered and researched. This book is unique in addressing philosophical issues - including conceptual challenges and opportunities - raised by the notion of recovery of people with mental illness.
Category: Medical

Eden Express

Author : Mark Vonnegut
ISBN : 9783827076526
Genre : Fiction
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Juni 1969: Die zähen Jahre am College sind vorbei. Mark Vonnegut, Sohn des berühmten Schriftstellers Kurt Vonnegut, zieht es in die Wildnis. Mit seiner Freundin Virginia und ein paar College-Freunden will er der Welt, in der er lebt und an der er (ver)zweifelt, entfliehen. Mit einem VW Käfer geht es ans Ende der Zivilisation, in eine entlegene Region Kanadas. Eindringlich und humorvoll erzählt Vonnegut vom harten und entbehrungsreichen Leben in der Kommune auf einer kleinen Insel ohne Elektrizität, 18 Kilometer per Boot von der nächsten Straße entfernt. Die Freunde beschäftigen sich hauptsächlich mit sich selbst. Doch irgendwann fängt Mark an, Stimmen zu hören. Die Hippie-Utopie gerät mehr und mehr zum Alptraum – einem Horrortrip, der am Valentinstag 1971 in der Gummizelle einer psychiatrischen Klinik endet. Nach intensiver Behandlung und vielen Rückschlägen wird Vonnegut schließlich geheilt und beginnt ein neues Leben – in die Kommune kehrt er nie wieder zurück. Das Buch gilt längst als Klassiker. Nun erscheint es, mit einem Vorwort von Kurt Vonnegut versehen, zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch.
Category: Fiction

The Madness Of Our Lives

Author : Penny Gray
ISBN : 1846425042
Genre : Medical
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`The Madness of our Lives is a worthy contribution to the literature on first person accounts of mental distress and illness. Its strength is in the range of experiences it canvasses, and in the freedom given to interviewees to tell their own stories. This is a highly readable and informative book.' - Metapsychology Online `The Madness of our Lives consists largely of transcribed interviews with people who have undergone "madness" and to a greater or lesser extent achieved "recovery". It usefully opens both of these terms up to scrutiny. The book is harrowing but hopeful. It is also frequently moving and through-provoking...In giving advice to people who have experienced madness; the book performs, firstly, a powerful political/ethical gesture. Those interviewed by Penny Gray recount painful experiences of being misunderstood, derided, bullied, abused - in their personal and professional lives and, not least, during treatment; there are numerous accounts here of unsympathetic or negligent GPs and mental health practitioners. This is shocking and compelling material, which needs to be aired.' -Journal of Mental Health, April 2007 `This book comprises a collection of eleven first hand accounts of breakdown and recovery. It is both a fascinating and insightful read with an equal emphasis on recovery and breakdown. The book is aimed at a wide audience of those who have experienced a breakdown themselves and those who care for someone who has experienced breakdown including those in the mental health sector. It certainly would be of interest to all of these groups and the reader would take away a better understanding of the diversity of causes, diversity of experiences and diversity of means of recovery. Importantly, the book is an opportunity to give voice to those who have experienced breakdown and recovery.' -The Journal of Critical Psychology, Vol.7, Spring 2007 `This is a superb book documenting the 1st hand accounts of people who have experienced mental health issues. It not only is fascinating from an anthropological perspective but also in respect of their service experiences, each of which varies...This book should be compulsory curriculum reading for anyone studying or working in this sector. The most valuable lesson that it provides is that one mental health service user's experience is not necessarily another's and therefore services must be person-centred, creating services for people, and avoiding the urge to make the people fit the services. The book would also be of interest to anyone interested in narratives following poor health or disability.' -The Encephalitis Society `Since counselling is fundamentally about listening to clients, this book represents a refreshing return to first principles...We all need to be reminded to listen well and to wear our theory lightly. If we need a reminder that people are active self-healers and the best we may be able to do is to accompany them (and not get in the way), we could take this book as essential reading.' -Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal What precipitates mental breakdown? How do people experience such extremes - and how do they see others' interpretations and interventions? Most important, how do people recover from these episodes and get their lives back? These are some of the questions addressed in this anthology of first-hand accounts of mental breakdown and recovery. Eleven very different stories together shed light on what triggers mental breakdown, what it is like to be `mad', whether treatment helps and how people reclaim themselves and their lives. Based on tape-recorded interviews with people who have been through a mental breakdown and come out the other side of it, The Madness of Our Lives breaks the silence around mental distress and offers hope and optimism to mental health service users and their carers.
Category: Medical

Personal Recovery And Mental Illness

Author : Mike Slade
ISBN : 9780521746588
Genre : Medical
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Focuses on a shift away from traditional clinical preoccupations towards new priorities of supporting the patient.
Category: Medical

Feuer Im Kopf

Author : Susannah Cahalan
ISBN : 9783864155024
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit erkrankt sie schwer, leidet an Wahnvorstellungen und wird binnen weniger Wochen zum Schwerstpflegefall in der Psychiatrie. Vollgepumpt mit Medikamenten wird sie ans Bett gefesselt und vegetiert vor sich hin – dem Tod näher als dem Leben. Doch ihre Familie gibt nicht auf bis endlich der renommierte Neurologe Souhel Najjar hinzugezogen wird. Er findet heraus, dass Susannah an einer erst vor kurzem entdeckten Autoimmunerkrankung leidet, in deren Verlauf der Körper das eigene Gehirn angreift und Symptome wie Schizophrenie, Autismus und Wahnvorstellungen erzeugt. Einmal richtig diagnostiziert, sorgen die geeigneten Medikamente rasch und dauerhaft für Genesung und Susannah gewinnt ihr Leben zurück. Ihre Schilderung des Leidensweges ist eine bewegende und aufregende Geschichte über Familie, Liebe, Hoffnung und darüber, wie sich ein perfektes Leben innerhalb kürzester Zeit in eine Katastrophe verwandeln kann. Ein fesselndes Buch, das man nicht aus der Hand legen kann, bis die letzte Seite verschlungen ist.
Category: Biography & Autobiography