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Evolving Psychosis

Different Stages, Different Treatments

Edited by Jan Olav Johannessen, Brian V. Martindale, Johan Cullberg

© 2006 – Routledge

320 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.

Reviews

"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

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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis Book Series

ISPS (The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis) has a history stretching back more than five decades, during which it has witnessed the relentless pursuit of biological explanations for psychosis. This tide has been turning in recent years and there is growing international interest in a range of psychological, social and cultural factors that have considerable explanatory traction and distinct therapeutic possibilities. Governments, professional groups, people with personal experience of psychosis and family members are increasingly exploring interventions that involve more talking and listening. Many now regard practitioners skilled in psychological therapies as an essential component of the care of people with psychosis.

A global society active in at least twenty countries, ISPS is composed of a diverse range of individuals, networks and institutional members. Key to its ethos is that individuals with personal experience of psychosis, and their families and friends, are fully involved alongside practitioners and researchers, and that all benefit from this collaboration.

ISPS’s core aim is to promote psychological and social approaches to understanding and treating psychosis. Recognising the humanitarian and therapeutic potential of these perspectives, ISPS embraces a wide spectrum of therapeutic approaches from psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive, and arts therapies, to need-adapted and dialogical approaches, family and group therapies and residential therapeutic communities. A further ambition is to draw together diverse viewpoints on psychosis and to foster discussion and debate across the biomedical and social sciences, including establishing meaningful dialogue with practitioners and researchers who are more familiar with biological-based approaches. Such discussion is now increasingly supported by empirical evidence of the interaction of genes and biology with the emotional and social environment especially in the fields of trauma, attachment, social relationships and therapy.

Ways in which ISPS pursues its aims include international and national conferences, real and virtual networks, and publication of the journal Psychosis. The book series is intended to complement these activities by providing a resource for those wanting to consider aspects of psychosis in detail. It now also includes a monograph strand primarily targeted at academics. Central to both strands is the combination of rigorous, in-depth intellectual content and accessibility to a wide range of readers. We aim for the series to be a resource for mental health professionals of all disciplines, for those developing and implementing policy, for academics in the social and clinical sciences, and for people whose interest in psychosis stems from personal or family experience. We hope that the book series will help challenge excessively biological ways of conceptualising and treating psychosis through the dissemination of existing knowledge and ideas and by fostering new interdisciplinary dialogues and perspectives.

For more information about ISPS, email isps@isps.org or visit our website, www.isps.org.  

For more information about the journal Psychosis visit  www.isps.org/index.php/publications/journal.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED102000
MEDICAL / Mental Health
MED105000
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General