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Models of Psychosis and the Limitations of Psychiatric Knowledge

Models of Psychosis and the Limitations of Psychiatric Knowledge

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Title: Models of Psychosis and the Limitations of Psychiatric Knowledge
Author: Ricker-Wilson, Maya
Abstract: In this paper, the medical discourse on the constructs of “psychosis” and “schizophrenia” is challenged by a literature review of contradictory evidence, alternative theories, phenomenological explorations of psychosis, and perspectives of people who have experienced psychosis. One purpose is to expose the violence that occurs in constructing madness as an illness and “treating” it through pharmacology, while another is to deconstruct the binary of “sane” versus “insane” by examining the social and existential factors that may contribute to the development of psychosis. Implications for social work practice are discussed.
Type: Graduate research paper
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/32822
Date: 2014

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