Recovery from first episode psychosis: A dialogical perspective

Connell, Melissa, Schweitzer, Robert D., & King, Robert (2015) Recovery from first episode psychosis: A dialogical perspective. Bulleting of the Menninger Clinic, 79(1), pp. 70-90.

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This study aims to understand the process of change in self and its relationship to recovery in the first 3 months following first-episode psychosis (FEP). Because psychosis is understood as a disorder of self, theories of self are needed to consider how sense of self is affected and restored. The authors used semistructured interviews to explore the experiences of 12 young people who had been diagnosed with FEP. The interviews were conducted at two time points: during the first month following the onset of psychosis and 3 months later. The authors employed Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis to explicate interview data and explore the experience of change following FEP. Themes that emerged in the data came under two superordinate themes: loss of self and strengthening of self. Dialogical theory of self was used to interpret the findings and explore the relationship between sense of self and recovery for young people during this critical phase following FEP.

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ID Code: 84107
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: schizophrenia, recovery, dialogical, first episode, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis
DOI: 10.1521/bumc.2015.79.1.70
ISSN: 1943-2828
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Guilford Press
Deposited On: 14 May 2015 05:02
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 16:02

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