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Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:08

Trauma therapy for psychosis

In mainstream psychiatry it is underestimated how much persons with psychosis suffer from trauma’s. And also how they are traumatised again through experience in the psychiatric system. And if there is trauma, clinicians think that it is harmful to talk about it. This seems not to be the case, on the contrary. Here you see some links to general methods of trauma therapy which also works for psychosis

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:33

Symptoms of psychosis - or not

In this section, several symptom areas associated with psychosis are discussed - with the recognition that these phenomena are not experienced only by those diagnosed with a psychotic disorder.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 15:17

Psychosis and the brain

Mainstream psychiatry maintains that "schizophrenia" is a brain disease, citing research that indicates that the brains of people with psychosis are different from the brains of "normal" people. However research shows that the brain interacts with, and is changed by social experiences. We now know that antipsychotic medications can change brain structures as well.

Brian Koehler, editor of the Neurobiology pages, has discussed the significant overlap between the neuroscience of psychosis and the neuroscience of stress

See Neurobiology page. 

Monday, 09 November 2015 12:21

Specific Methods of therapy

Monday, 09 November 2015 11:55

Psychopharmacological Approach

In ISPS there is a hot debate about the pro and cons of medication. On this page you find links to information how medication works, what is the best treatment strategy and what can be alternatives. Some people with experience with psychosis choose to use medication in a dose as small as possible, some can manage without. It is different for every person. If you want to stop with medication read the harm reduction guide!

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