Rethinking Madness: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis

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As the research continues to accumulate, we find that the mainstream understanding of schizophrenia and the other related psychotic disorders has lost virtually all credibility. We’ve learned that full recovery is not only possible, but may actually be the most common outcome given the right conditions. Furthermore, Dr. Paris Williams’ own groundbreaking research, as mentioned in the New York Times, has shown that recovery often entails a profound positive transformation. In Rethinking Madness, Dr. Williams takes the reader step by step on a highly engaging journey of discovery, exploring how the mainstream understanding of schizophrenia has become so profoundly misguided, while crafting a much more accurate and hopeful vision. As this vision unfolds, we discover a deeper sense of appreciation for the profound wisdom and resilience that lies within all of our beings, even those we may think of as being deeply disturbed, while also coming to the unsettling realization of just how thin the boundary is between so called madness and so called sanity.
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In the midst of a successful career as a hang gliding instructor and competition pilot (winning a World Champion title and multiple National Champion titles), Paris Williams suddenly found himself plunged into a profound struggle with experiences that would have likely resulted in the diagnosis of a psychotic disorder. Fortunately, he managed to avoid becoming entangled within the psychiatric system, and he instead embarked upon a journey of healing and self discovery, attempting to resolve his own personal crisis while aspiring to support others going through similar crises. He has since spent many years exploring both Eastern and Western understandings of mind and consciousness, studying intensive meditation, becoming licensed as a clinical psychologist, working in numerous settings supporting people struggling with extreme states, and conducting a series of pioneering research studies at Saybrook University on recovery from schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Paris currently lives in New Zealand, working as a psychologist, writing and still occasionally taking to the sky. He can be reached at www.RethinkingMadness.com
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Publisher
Sky's Edge Publishing
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Published on
Jun 19, 2014
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Pages
395
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ISBN
9780984986712
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Psychopathology / General
Psychology / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia
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