There is increasing recognition that emotional distress plays a significant part in the onset of psychosis, the experience of psychosis itself and in the unfolding of recovery that follows. This book brings together leading international experts to explore the role of emotion and emotion regulation in the development and recovery from psychosis.

Psychosis and Emotion offers extensive clinical material and cutting-edge research with a focus on:

the diverse theoretical perspectives on the importance of emotion in psychosis

the interpersonal, systemic and organisational context of recovery from psychosis and the implications for emotional distress

the implications of specific perspectives for promoting recovery from psychosis

With thorough coverage of contemporary thinking, including psychoanalytic, cognitive, developmental, evolutionary and neurobiological, this book will be a valuable resource to clinicians and psychological therapists working in the field.

Psychosis and Emotion: The Role of Emotions in Understanding Psychosis, Therapy and Recovery. Affect, Dissociation, Psychosis: Essential Components of the Historical Concept of SchizophreniaPsychosis and the Human Affective Environment. Linking Dialogue and Emotion in Therapy in PsychosisNarrative Coherence and Recovery of Self-Experience in Integrative Psychotherapy. Attachment, Mentalisation and Reflective Functioning in Psychosis Suffering the Impact. Psychosis and the Professional Care-Giver. Discrimination About Psychosis: Stigma, Emotions and Changing Emotional Attitudes About Psychosis to Improve Outcomes. Towards a Systemic Understanding of Family Emotional Atmosphere and Outcome After Psychosis. Attachment, Loss and Expressed Emotion – Developmental Processes in Psychosis. Affect, Emotion and the Psychotic MindSubordination, Submission and the Evolution of Depression After PsychosisNegative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: The Role of Social Defeat.