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Recent Advances in Understanding Mental Illness & Psychotic Experiences

Recent Advances in Understanding Mental Illness & Psychotic Experiences

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This report describes recent advances in understanding psychotic experiences. It is written for mental health service users,mental health professionals,and interested
members of the public. The report is divided into three parts, covering understanding of mental illness, causes and help and treatment.
This report describes recent advances in understanding psychotic experiences. It is written for mental health service users,mental health professionals,and interested
members of the public. The report is divided into three parts, covering understanding of mental illness, causes and help and treatment.

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Recent advances inunderstanding mentalillness and psychotice x p e r i e n c e s
A re p o rt by The British Psych o l ogical SocietDivision of Clinical Psych o l og
June 2000
St Andrews House48 Princess Road EastLeicester LE1 7DR,UKTel 0116 254 9568Fax 0116 247 0787E-mail mail@bps.org.ukhttp://www.bps.org.uk
Incorporated by Royal CharterRegistered Charity No 229642
The BritishPsychological Society
 
Co-ordinating Editors:
Dr Peter KindermanAnne Cooke
Chair of Working Party:
Professor Richard P Bentall
Working Party:
Professor Richard BentallProfessor Mary BoyleProfessor Paul ChadwickAnne CookeProfessor Philippa GaretySimon GelsthorpeDr Anne GoodwinLucy JohnstoneDr Peter KindermanProfessor Elizabeth KuipersDr Steve OnyettDr Emmanuelle PetersProfessor David PilgrimProfessor Til Wykes
With further contributions from:
Dr David HarperProfessor Tony LavenderDr Rufus MayDr Mike SladeJune 2000ISBN:1 85433 333 XAny part of this document may bereproduced without permission butwith acknowledgement.
 
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Executive summary4Part 1:Understanding mental illness 8
Section 1:What this report is about introduction8Section 2:How common are these experiences?11Section 3:Prognosis course and outcome14Section 4:Problems with diagnosisin mental health16Section 5:A continuum between mental health and mental illness18
Part 2:Causes21
Section 6:The complexity of psychotic experiences21Section 7:Biological factors in psychotic experiences24Section 8:Life circumstances and psychotic experiences28Section 9:Psychological factors in psychotic experiences31
Part 3:Help and treatment35
Section 10:Assessment35Section 11:Medication for psychotic experiences38Section 12:Psychological interventions for psychotic experiences44Section 13:Risk and psychotic experiences49Section 14:Social exclusion53Section 15:Implications of this report for mental health services58
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