Psychotherapy of schizophrenia
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Psychotherapy of schizophrenia by Gaetano Benedetti

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Published by New York University Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Schizophrenia -- Treatment,
  • Psychotherapy

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Edition Notes

StatementGaetano Benedetti.
LC ClassificationsRC514 .B457 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 244 p. :
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2729505M
ISBN 100814710875
LC Control Number86023516

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Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia Apparent First Edition by John G. Gunderson (Editor), Loren R. Mosher (Editor) ISBN Format: Hardcover. Psychotherapy with schizophrenics as such has remained a rather limited practice, partly because it is difficult and demanding of therapists' time and personal investment, and partly because documenting its effectiveness on a statistically or epidemiologically valid plane has eluded : John S. Strauss. It focuses on three aspects of the illness - disturbed ego activity, the loss of the ego boundary and multiple splitting. The author offers information on his own methods of individual treatment and emphasizes the importance of the sharing of psychic suffering and the creative process of by:   The best book ever written on the psychotherapy of schizophrenia. They deal with the most common problems encountered in treatment of this group of clients, then they show in clear clinical vignettes how to respond, what to say. Their examples are powerful, even poetic/5.

"A revolutionary approach to treatment of schizophrenia is beautifully detailed in this book by Kingdon and Turkington, the world's leading experts in using cognitive therapy for psychosis. Building on their pioneering research, the authors have written a practical and enormously useful guide to implementing the effective methods of cognitive therapy/5(21). The book, at its very core, is intended to alleviate some of the negative connotations lingering around people diagnosed with schizophrenia, while shedding a new light on psychiatric disorders as a whole. Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia. Major advances in the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia in the past several decades have overshadowed a small but steady and encouraging line of recent research aimed at treating schizophrenia by: 5.   Typically treatment for schizophrenia focuses on the use of antipsychotic medications, and case management, accompanied by little to no psychotherapy. Previous reviews on psychotherapy have shown promising results for a multitude of psychiatric illnesses.

A treatment program that includes treatment for both illnesses is critical for recovery because misuse of drugs and alcohol can interfere with treatment for schizophrenia. Drug abuse can increase the risk of suicide, trauma, and homelessness in people with schizophrenia as well as increase the risk of developing other mental illnesses. Psychotherapy for People Diagnosed with Schizophrenia will be a valuable text for clinicians working with people suffering from psychosis, including psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, psychologists, physicians and social workers. It will also be of great interest to . Antipsychotic drugs (see psychopharmacology), sometimes in conjunction with psychotherapy, have greatly improved the treatment of schizophrenia. Hospitalization is sometimes needed initially to provide basic personal needs (safety, food, and hygiene) while acute symptoms are treated. Of paramount importance in the psychotherapy of schizophrenia is the establishment of basic trust through a warm and caring attitude and exchange of feelings between patient and therapist. When the patient comes into therapy, he typically feels unaccepted and unacceptable.