Psychosis, the Medical Model and Recovery. Philip Thomas Professor of Philosophy Diversity & Mental Health Institute for Philosophy Diversity & Mental Health Centre for Ethnicity & Health University of Central Lancashire Preston PR1 2HE Lancashire. Outline. What does ‘Recovery’ mean?
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Professor of Philosophy Diversity & Mental Health
Institute for Philosophy Diversity & Mental Health
Centre for Ethnicity & Health
University of Central Lancashire
Critiques of the medical model should not be interpreted as an attack on those who find medical accounts of their distress helpful.
Whatever their chosen framework, individuals have the right to have their understandings of their distress respected, whether medical, social, political, or spiritual.
‘Dementia praecox consists of a series of clinical states which have as their common characteristic a peculiar destruction of the internal connections of the psychic personality with the most marked damage of the emotional life and volition.’
Emil Kraepelin, 1913
Richard Warner (1994)
The single most important barrier to recovery is the diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Bracken, P. & Thomas, P. (2005) Postpsychiatry: Mental Health in a Postmodern World. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Ciompi, L (1980) The natural history of schizophrenia in the long term. British Journal of Psychiatry, 136, 413-420.
Foucault, M. (2006) History of Madness and Civilisation. (Trans. J. Murphy and J. Khalfa) Routledge, London.
Harding, C. M., G. W. Brooks, et al. (1987). The Vermont longitudinal study of persons with severe mental illness: I. Methodology, study sample, and overall status 32 years later. American Journal of Psychiatry144(6): 718-726.
Huber, G., G. Gross, et al. (1975). A long-term follow-up study of schizophrenia: Psychiatric course of illness and prognosis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 52: 49-57.
Kua, J., K. E. Wong, et al. (2003). A 20-year follow-up study on schizophrenia in Singapore. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 108(2): 118-125.
McCabe, R., Heath, C., Burns, T. and Priebe, S. (2002) Engagement of patients with psychosis in the consultation: conversation analytic study. British Medical Journal, 325, 1148 – 1151.
Read, J., Haslam, N., Sayce, L. Davies, E. (2006) Prejudice and schizophrenia: a review of the ‘mental illness is an illness like any other’ approach. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 114, 303-318
Thara, R. (2004). Twenty-Year Course of Schizophrenia: The Madras Longitudinal Study. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 49(8): 564-569.
Warner, R. (1994). Recovery from Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Political Economy. New York, Routledge.