• 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.
• Helps sufferers learn how to control symptoms and delay or prevent relapse • Includes exercises to help sufferers explore their own beliefs and feelings to reflect on the way they cope • Provides a resource for mental health professionals working with patients, to introduce the approach of cognitive therapy for psychosis, support ongoing therapy and make the most efficient use of appointment time
Foreword; 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.
Douglas Turkington, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
David Kingdon, University of Southampton
Shanaya Rathod, Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust
Sarah K. J. Wilcock, Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust
Alison Brabban, Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust
Paul Cromarty, University of Cumbria
Robert Dudley, Northumberland Tyne and Wear Mental Health NHS Trust
Richard Gray, Institute of Psychiatry, London
Ron Siddle, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Peter Weiden, University of Illinois, Chicago