What is psychosis? A meta-synthesis of inductive qualitative studies exploring the experience of psychosis

McCarthy-Jones, S., Marriott, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-7743-5262, Knowles, R., Rowse, G. and Thompson, A.R., 2013. What is psychosis? A meta-synthesis of inductive qualitative studies exploring the experience of psychosis. Psychosis, 5 (1), pp. 1-16. ISSN 1752-2439

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Abstract

Qualitative studies have played an important role in elucidating the lived experience of psychosis and there has recently been an increase in the number of such studies. There is now an urgent need to draw together the findings of these studies. This paper performed a meta-synthesis of inductive qualitative peer-reviewed research into psychosis. Ninety-eight articles were identified for systematic appraisal. Four themes, ‘Losing’, ‘Identifying a need for, and seeking, help’, ‘Rebuilding and reforging’, and ‘Better than new: gifts from psychosis’, were identified. The important implications these themes for clinicians and future research are examined upon. These findings also highlight that the experience of psychosis is much more than simply just hallucinations and/or delusions.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Psychosis
Creators: McCarthy-Jones, S., Marriott, M., Knowles, R., Rowse, G. and Thompson, A.R.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2013
Volume: 5
Number: 1
ISSN: 1752-2439
Identifiers:
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10.1080/17522439.2011.647051DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 23 Nov 2015 14:26
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 08:41
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26458

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