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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (21 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415579538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415579537
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Truly, a revolution is occurring in our understanding of severe mental illness. ... This volume will serve as an inspiration, not only to established clinicians and researchers, but to the young people who will develop better services for people with psychosis in the future." - Richard Bentall, from the Foreword

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John Read is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool and is Editor of the scientific journal Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches. He is author of numerous books and over 100 research articles. In 2010 Professor Read was awarded the New Zealand Psychological Society’s Hunter Award, presented every three years, for excellence in scholarship and contribution to the profession.

Jacqui Dillon is a campaigner, writer, international speaker and trainer specialising in hearing voices, psychosis, dissociation, trauma, abuse, healing and recovery. She is the national Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England, a Board member of Intervoice – the International Network for Training, Education and Research into Hearing Voices. Jacqui is an Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. This is her third co-edited book about psychosis.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marion Worth on 12 Feb. 2014
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This is a splendidly informative book, succinct, thoughtful and provocative about this complex human situation. It should appeal to a wide readership. The contributors are an international ‘who’s who’ of modern enlightened thinking about ‘madness’ / psychosis. They include those with ‘lived experience’ (some having survived many years in psychiatric wards or battled with their problems in the community), others are renowned psychiatrists, psychologists, some from social science and related disciplines. So, there is a rich diversity of perspectives and understanding.
The book is arranged in 3 sections, the first dealing with the brain disease / illness concept of psychosis, and the second with varied explanations of the causes of madness. The third section deals with more personalised psychosocial interventions, ideas, and critiques; approaches including very early detection, early interventions, psychodynamics which have all proved useful in practice and are well described in the book. The final chapters are especially interesting as they give more details of the innovative systems widely used, and often originating, in Scandinavia but still uncommon elsewhere.
There are no easy explanations or answers to the multiple intricacies of human experiences; mental health problems arise for many reasons, and no one solution suits everyone. This comprehensive book (408 pages plus a 14 page index) is copiously referenced at the end of each chapter - key references in the Western world since the start of the 20th century.
Judith Varley
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theodor Itten on 14 Jun. 2014
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Nine years after John Read, professor of clinical psychology edited, and then published, the first edition, this second edition is very welcome indeed. His co-editors then were Loren Mosher, the founder of Soteria Therapeutic Communities and vivid social science researcher into the fallacy of schizophrenia, now sadly deceased, and Richard Bentall, psychology professor in Liverpool and a prolific writer of books that expose research fraud in psychiatry, as well as supporting a necessary paradigm changes in treatment and research of mental disturbances. His new co-editor is Jacqui Dillon, Chair of the ‘Hearing Voices Network’ in England and honorary lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London.
In a brief book-launch statement, John Read writes: "The publication is very timely given the international debate about this month's publication of DSM-5, the latest and most controversial version of psychiatry's diagnostic 'bible'. Our book documents all the evidence showing that these diagnoses are unscientific and a major cause of the stigma faced by people who receive these labels. It also presents the research demonstrating the urgent need for a fundamental paradigm shift towards evidence-based, effective and humane mental health services." A lot of encouraging research and experience from the field of psychotherapy is presented: this is evidence-based on a sound and ‘gold standard’ social phenomenological level, as well as from the subjective experience of those with psychoses.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M Riley on 3 Nov. 2013
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Very good book which compliments Experiencing Psychosis and Models of Madness. Poses thought provoking questions . Easy to read. Chapters are clearly headed for subject which are written by experts in thier field. Does not have to be read cover to cover as the chapters can be read independantly.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. E. G. George on 28 Jun. 2013
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Thank you for sending me the correct edition, namely the second edition, edited by John Read and Jacqui Dillon. Your byline, John Read, is insufficient to distinguish this from the first edition, since John Read was also the lead editor of the first edition. In your listing of the title one could easily be misled into ordering the first edition by mistake! Or worse, asking for the second edition and being sent the first edition. You may take this as a complaint.

The subtitle of the book is also partly misleading. For the chapters about the psychological and social approaches to psychosis are good and worth reading. However the chapters about the biological approaches to psychosis are so one-sided, so lacking in nuance, as to be unhelpful.

To end on a positive note: The editing and proofreading are excellent. As an experienced proofreader, I did not come across a single mistake or typo! Bill George
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