Chapter 5. Recovery – Why Not?

  1. Michaela Amering and
  2. Margit Schmolke

Published Online: 25 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743171.ch5

Recovery in Mental Health: Reshaping Scientific and Clinical Responsibilities

Recovery in Mental Health: Reshaping Scientific and Clinical Responsibilities

How to Cite

Amering, M. and Schmolke, M. (2009) Recovery – Why Not?, in Recovery in Mental Health: Reshaping Scientific and Clinical Responsibilities, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743171.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470997963

Online ISBN: 9780470743171

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Keywords:

  • slow demise of incurability and “myth of incurability”;
  • diagnosis or a verdict in schizophrenia;
  • episodes of schizophrenia;
  • prognosis – ‘from demoralizing pessimism to rational optimism’;
  • classic dimensions of madness;
  • violence and mental illness;
  • psychiatric treatment and services;
  • early detection and intervention;
  • need-adapted treatment model;
  • stigmatization and discrimination - problems in treatment, coping and living with mental health problems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Slow Demise of Incurability

  • A Diagnosis or a Verdict – the Example of Schizophrenia

  • Classic Dimensions of Madness

  • Psychiatric Treatment and Services

  • Stigma and Discrimination