Are you troubled by hearing voices or seeing visions that others do not? Do you believe that other people are trying to harm you or control you? Do you feel that something odd is going on that you can’t explain or that things are happening around you with a special meaning? Do you worry that other people can read your mind or that thoughts are being put in your head?
Think You’re Crazy? Think Again provides an effective step-by-step aid to understanding your problems, making positive changes and promoting recovery. Written by experts in the field, this book will help you to:
- understand how your problems developed and what keeps them going
- use questionnaires and monitoring sheets to identify and track changes in the links between your experiences, how you make sense of these and how you feel and behave
- learn how to change thoughts, feelings and behaviour for the better
- practice skills between sessions using worksheets
Based on clinically proven techniques and filled with examples of how cognitive therapy can help people with distressing psychotic experiences, Think You’re Crazy? Think Again will be a valuable resource for people with psychosis.
Table of Contents
What is Psychosis? Are My Experiences Abnormal? Will I be Like This Forever? What’s Happening to me? Evaluating Your Thoughts. Evaluating Your Thoughts by Changing Your Behaviour. Helpful and Unhelpful Ways of Coping. Feeling Good About Yourself. Staying Well. Using Medication. Recovery. Who Can Help?
Anthony P. Morrison is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and Associate Director for Early Intervention Services at Bolton Salford and Trafford Mental Health Trust.
Julia C. Renton is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Social Care Partnership Trust.
Paul French is a research cognitive therapist at the University of Manchester and Associate Director for Early Intervention Services at Bolton Salford and Trafford Mental Health Trust.
Richard P. Bentall is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Bangor.
"Morrison and colleagues have produced the ideal book on CBT for psychosis. It destigmatises and energises people with psychosis instilling hope and insight. Every chapter is a gem of understanding and opportunity. All mental health professionals, users and carers should have access to this book." – Douglas Turkington, Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry, Newcastle University, UK
"...a step-by-step, common-sense, easy-to-follow, empathetic guide to understanding why such beliefs can occur and endure, and how to make sense of thoughts, feelings and events in a different way that removes the fear and confusion." - Human Givens Journal