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Title: Towards self-discovery : elucidating adolescent intra-psychic tensions
Author: Moorsom, Stephanie
ISNI:       0000 0004 2713 3639
Awarding Body: City University London
Current Institution: City, University of London
Date of Award: 2011
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In this research piece I set out to shed light on narratives of recovery from adolescent depression. I interview ten adults in their twenties, both male and female who deem themselves to have recovered from adolescent depression, and I analyse their stories from the perspective of Narrative Oriented Inquiry (Hiles & Cermak, 2008). A full picture emerges of individuals who have come to make sense of their experiences of teenage depression by casting their recovery in terms of processes of self-discovery. I specify that participants universally evoke a sense of themselves as being composed of various constituent "parts". Recovery, for participants, involves a redefinition of how one relates to one's vulnerable parts within the context of a multifaceted sense of identity. I conclude the research by situating this finding in its socio-cultural context and by relating it to existing theory pertaining to the phenomenon of multiplicity of mind.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology