Back to Life, Back to Normality: Cognitive Therapy, Recovery and Psychosis
ISBN No. 9780521699563
No.of pages 198
* Written specifically with sufferers and carers in mind, to help them understand and apply the basic concepts of cognitive therapy for psychosis. * Illustrates what it is like to have common psychosis and how people's lives can be restored using therapy. * Increases understanding of how the psychosis started, and the factors that worsen symptoms or increase the likelihood of relapse. * Helps the sufferer learn how to control symptoms and delay or prevent relapse. * Includes features and exercises to help sufferers explore their own beliefs and feelings to reflect on the way they cope. * Helps carers know what to say and what to do. * Provides a resource for mental health professionals working with patients, to introduce the approach, support ongoing therapy and make the most efficient use of appointment time.
Table of contentsForeword; Acknowledgements; About the authors; Introduction Douglas Turkington and Peter Weiden; 1. Where do I begin? Jeremy Pelton; 2. What is normal? David Kingdon; 3. Understanding paranoia and unusual beliefs Paul Cromarty and Robert Dudley; 4. Voices Douglas Turkington; 5. Overcoming negative symptoms Ron Siddle; 6. Tablets and injections Richard Gray; 7. Why me? Why now? Understanding vulnerability from a cognitive perspective Alison Brabban; 8. Helping carers help themselves using a cognitive approach Sarah K. J. Wilcock; 9. Staying well and managing set backs Shanaya Rathod.
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