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* 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.
|Publication date:||12th March 2009|
|Author:||Douglas Turkington, Robert Dudley, Jeremy Pelton, Sarah K. J. Wilcock|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Categories:||Coping with illness & specific conditions,|
Douglas Turkington is Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at Newcastle University. David Kingdon is Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery at the University of Southampton. Shayana Rathod is a Consultant Psychiatrist working for the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Service and is also Associate Medical Director of the Mid Hampshire and Eastleigh Locality of the Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust. Sarah K. J. Wilcock is a senior practitioner with the Assertive Outreach Team of Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust based in Redcar, Cleveland. Alison Brabban is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, Tees, Esk and Wear ...More About Douglas Turkington, Robert Dudley, Jeremy Pelton, Sarah K. J. Wilcock