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The Guide 15: Thought disorders

Unlike delusions which are all about ‘what’ we think, thought disorders are about ‘how’ we think. It is thought process, not thought content. Continue reading

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The Guide 14: Delusions part 2

There is real value in medicine and antipsychotics are certainly useful but the real work of recovery takes more than that. Continue reading

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The Guide 13: Delusions part 1

The three primary signs of psychosis (hallucinations, delusions and thought disorders) were always presented separately as though they had not and never could have any relationship to each other. I hope to show that they not only can be related but that they almost inevitably must be in any problematic psychosis. Continue reading

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The Guide 11: Psychosis (introduction)

The word psychosis is just a term we use to describe certain experiences or symptoms. Psychotic symptoms come in three broad groups which are: Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 5.6 Ellis’ 12 beliefs and more thoughts to consider

Albert Ellis, an American psychiatrist and psychotherapist identified 12 beliefs which he described as ‘irrational’ and which he thought led to all emotional problems. He also identified a set of opposite or ‘antithetical’ beliefs which neutralise distressing emotions. This handout, … Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 5.5: Socratic Dialogue revisited

The way to discuss potentially false beliefs with a client without damaging rapport is therefore, relatively straightforward Continue reading

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Psychosis recovery day 5.4: Thinking errors

Arbitrary inference Arbitrary inference is making links between two things that don’t necessarily exist. We assume that because one thing is true then something else might also be true. For example – since it is true that John didn’t meet … Continue reading

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