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Title: Illness perceptions and recovery style in schizophrenia : a longitudinal study
Author: Stainsby, M. A.
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2007
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Approaches to the study and treatment of schizophrenia can be classified according to their views of 'recovery', for example what it means and how likely it is to occur. A further source of difference relates to the level at which these approaches focus e.g. the mfrapersonal or mterpersonal. It is proposed that combining these provides a useful two-dimensional space in which to map out such approaches. This is illustrated in the first section using models of change in schizophrenia, which are summarized before being drawn out. In the second section, empirical data pertaining to the meaning of recovery and level of analysis in schizophrenia is reviewed and then related back to the various models of change. It is concluded that no one model of change or definition of recovery holds sway, but that instead each may have value according to the conditions that are most limiting for a particular individual e.g. symptoms, social disadvantages, or protective factors. Moreover, as these conditions change, so may the model of change or definition of recovery that it is most useful to use.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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