...you are likely to find this book to be a true breath of fresh air. After being bombarded with so many mixed messages and propaganda, you are likely to find great relief in the way the major research studies are skillfuly disentangled, separating fact from fiction, and arriving at a message of real hope that is backed up by rock solid research. Furthermore, this is one of the first times that so many in-depth accounts of people who have fully recovered from long-term psychosis have been gathered within a single source, allowing for a rich analysis of those factors that support recovery versus those that hinder it. The guidance offered by these courageous participants is a treasure that is truly immeasurable.
This book was written to be enjoyable and enriching to layperson, health care worker, and scholar alike. While presenting an array of research and theory that is likely to be a delight to any scholar and clinician, it is presented in a form that is refreshingly clear and engaging for the layperson, not requiring any prior education to follow along.
...you will find this book not only an enjoyable read but also an excellent reference book with regard to the research on schizophrenia, psychosis, and recovery. This book is very unique in that it captures the vast web of research on these topics while also weaving in many of the other viable alternative models of psychosis, a plethora of actual in-depth accounts of people who have fully recovered, and an entirely new and surprisingly coherent framework for understanding psychosis that integrates all of this Western research with Eastern understandings of mind and consciousness.
...this book is likely to be thoroughly enjoyable for anyone who wants to understand more about the deeper layers of all human experience, and the core dilemmas with which we all must struggle.
...you will find this book invaluable in that it utilizes the latest research and theory to illuminate these confusing experiences from virtually every major angle—physiological, psychological, spiritual, sociological, and existential. You will also likely find that the numerous in-depth personal accounts integrated with the research and theory will dramatically increase your understanding of those who struggle with these challenging and confusing experiences.
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