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Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective



Author: Peter K.Chadwick

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Format: Mobipocket PRC

Content Language: English

eBook ISBN: 0203360354

Print ISBN: 9780415142885

Size: 3,135 KB

Publication Date: 2007-03-20

Category:
Psychology > General

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Encryption: Mobipocket DRM


$35.31

Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective
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Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective counters a century-long tradition which has searched relentlessly for the critical deficits and dysfunctions in schizophrenic people. Peter Chadwick, who has himself suffered from the illness, shows that such people can demonstrate elevated creativity, empathy and social sensitivity and are by no means as irrational and misguided as is commonly thought.

The author presents the fascinating case studies of some schizophrenics with whom he has worked. Using autobiography, biography, psychometric and experimental methods, he reveals areas of enhanced functioning in those vulnerable to the schizophrenia label, and argues for a much more positive picture of the schizophrenia-prone mind.




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