The Beginner's Guide to Sanity: a self-help book for people with psychosis
Published : Tuesday 16 June 2020
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A practical guide to the tools for recovery to help people with psychosis lead a happier, more rewarding life. Written by a psychiatrist and a service user/professional writer in the style of a travel guide, with lifestyle and wellbeing advice to improve outcomes as well as guidance on conventional treatments.
Psychosis is possibly the most feared symptom of mental health disorders, other than suicide, as the sufferer loses touch with reality and can be an extreme danger to themselves and occasionally others. It is particularly associated with schizophrenia, but also manic episodes of bipolar disorder, extreme stress and emotional trauma and substance abuse. Erica Crampton, a former psychosis/schizophrenia patient and now mental health activist and writer, and Stephen Lawrie, Professor of Psychiatry in Edinburgh, UK, have come together to write this practical and positive guide to the tools for recovery to help people with psychosis, or at risk of developing psychosis, and their family and friends, lead a happier, more rewarding life. Written in the style of a travel guide, with lifestyle and wellbeing advice to improve outcomes as well as guidance on conventional treatments, each approach is given a `sanity check' regarding its reliability.