Can early, need-adapted treatment prevent the long-terms effects of psychosis?
How important is phase-specific treatment?
Evolving Psychosis explores the success of psycho-social treatments for psychosis in helping patients recover more quickly and stay well longer.
Mental health professionals from all over the world share their clinical experience and scientific findings to shed new light on the issues surrounding need-specific treatment. They cover: The Nature of Psychosis, Early Intervention in Psychosis, Phase-Specific Treatment of Psychosis and The Need for Integration. Particular attention is paid to the how treatment can be improved with individually tailored treatment programmes, early intervention, more integration between psychological treatments, and new and better diagnostic concepts.
This book incorporates new and controversial ideas which will stimulate discussion regarding the benefits of early, need-adapted treatment. It will be of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals interested in psycho-social approaches to psychosis.
Table of Contents
Foreword Norman Sartorius, Preface, ISPS, Introduction: Phase-specific treatment of psychosis, Jan Olav Johannessen, The Nature of Psychosis, The recognition and optimal management of early psychosis: applying the concept of staging in the treatment of psychosis Patrick D. McGorry, Personality and psychosis Erik Simonsen, A post-Lacanian view on schizophrenia Wilfried Ver Eecke, Schizophrenia: pathogenesis and therapy Lars Thorgaard and Bent Rosenbaum, Early Intervention in Psychosis, A behavioural versus a cognitive analysis of the relapse prodome in psychosis Louise Bywood, Colin Robertson, David M. Gresswell and Peter Elwood, Can schizophrenia be predicted phenomenologically? Frauke Schultze-Lutter, Stephan Ruhrmann and Joachim Klosterkötter, Phase specific treatment for recovery in an early psychosis programme Jean Addington and Donald Addington, Phase-specific psychosocial interventions for first episode schizophrenia Rachel Miller and Susan E. Mason, Phase-specific Treatment of Psychosis, The use of psychodynamic understanding of psychotic states–delineating need-specific approaches Johan Cullberg, A cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) based approach to psychotic disorder Ian B. Kerr, Valerie Crowley and Hilary Beard, Cognitive remediation of patients with schizophrenia: does it work? Bjørn Rishovd Rund, Finding meaning within psychosis: the contribution of psychodynamic theory and practice Susan M. Hingley, The Need for Integration, Neglected syndromes of schizophrenia–pervasiveness, profiles and phenomenology: an overview of associated psychiatric syndromes Paul C. Bermanzohn, Dissociation and psychosis: the need for integration of theory and practice Colin A. Ross, Classic literary categories as a measure of progress in the psychotherapy of Schizophrenia Ann-Louise S. Silver, Can very bad childhoods drive us crazy? Science, ideology and taboo John Read and Paul Hammersley
Jan Olav Johannessen is chief psychiatrist of the Division of Psychiatry, Stavanger University Hospital in Norway and President of the ISPS
Brian Martindale is on the Board of the ISPS, Chair of the ISPS UK network and editor of the ISPS books.
Johan Cullberg leads a national multi-centre research project on integrated treatments in first episode psychosis. He is author of Psychoses, also published as part of the ISPS book series.
"The Editors have provided a useful and well-organized source of information and discussions on the varied and new treatment modalities. The attempt to relate the different treatment modalities to the different phases of the psychotic disorder is refreshing... this book [offers] valuable insights into areas which provoke a great deal of thought and further debate." - Lyn Chua, ISPS Newsletter
"This book has managed successfully to combine a great spectrum of different thinking... I thoroughly recommend it as inspiring optimism in a climate increasingly dominated by short-term or reductionist treatments." - Chris Brogan - Regional Department of Psychotherapy, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
"This book challenges the reader to think again about preconceptions of psychotic illness and as such would appeal to those working with such patients." - Rachel Upthegrove, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust, Early Intervention Service, UK