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Psychosis and Emotion
The role of emotions in understanding psychosis, therapy and recovery

ISBN 9780415570428
Published September 19, 2013 by Routledge
216 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

There is increasing recognition that emotional distress plays a significant part in the onset of psychosis, the experience of psychosis itself and in the unfolding of recovery that follows. This book brings together leading international experts to explore the role of emotion and emotion regulation in the development and recovery from psychosis.

Psychosis and Emotion offers extensive clinical material and cutting-edge research with a focus on:

the diverse theoretical perspectives on the importance of emotion in psychosis

the interpersonal, systemic and organisational context of recovery from psychosis and the implications for emotional distress

the implications of specific perspectives for promoting recovery from psychosis

With thorough coverage of contemporary thinking, including psychoanalytic, cognitive, developmental, evolutionary and neurobiological, this book will be a valuable resource to clinicians and psychological therapists working in the field.

Table of Contents

Psychosis and Emotion: The Role of Emotions in Understanding Psychosis, Therapy and Recovery. Affect, Dissociation, Psychosis: Essential Components of the Historical Concept of SchizophreniaPsychosis and the Human Affective Environment. Linking Dialogue and Emotion in Therapy in PsychosisNarrative Coherence and Recovery of Self-Experience in Integrative Psychotherapy. Attachment, Mentalisation and Reflective Functioning in Psychosis Suffering the Impact. Psychosis and the Professional Care-Giver. Discrimination About Psychosis: Stigma, Emotions and Changing Emotional Attitudes About Psychosis to Improve Outcomes. Towards a Systemic Understanding of Family Emotional Atmosphere and Outcome After Psychosis. Attachment, Loss and Expressed Emotion – Developmental Processes in Psychosis. Affect, Emotion and the Psychotic MindSubordination, Submission and the Evolution of Depression After PsychosisNegative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: The Role of Social Defeat.

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Andrew Gumley is Professor of Psychological Therapy in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow.

Alf Gillham is a retired Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow.

Kathy Taylor is a psychoanalyst working in private practice and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in homelessness and psychosis services in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Matthias Schwannauer is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh.


"Psychosis and Emotions... provides a thorough account of the state of the art in psychiatric practice, with a focus on the role played by emotions in the development and manifestation of psychosis. [...] Psychosis and Emotions constitutes a valuable resource for theoretical and clinical researchers interested in exploring a non-mainstream perspective on psychiatry, where environmental factors and history of the dsicipline are -- rightfully -- taken into consideration." -Valentina Petrolini, University of Cincinnati (Graduate Student), Philosophy Department, Metapsychology Online Reviews