Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective
This fully revised second edition of "Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective" uses biographical sketches and essays to discuss schizophrenia and related conditions, providing advice on methods of coping, routes to growth, recovery and well-being, and how schizophrenia can be viewed in a positive light. It also explores the insights of R.D. Laing and discusses how they can be applied to contemporary ideas and research. In this expanded edition, Peter Chadwick, a previous sufferer, builds on his earlier edition and introduces new topics including: cannabis smoking and schizophrenia; psychoanalytic approaches to psychosis and their extension into the spiritual domain; using cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of profound existential distress; and, how experiences on the edge of madness can be relevant to understanding reality."Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective" encourages hope, confidence and increased self-esteem in schizophrenia sufferers and raises new questions about how schizophrenia should be evaluated.