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Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation

Evolving Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology

Moskowitz, Andrew / Dorahy, Martin Justin / Schafer, Ingo (Herausgeber)


2. Auflage Januar 2019
488 Seiten, Hardcover
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An invaluable sourcebook on the complex relationship between psychosis, trauma, and dissociation, thoroughly revised and updated

This revised and updated second edition of Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation offers an important resource that takes a wide-ranging and in-depth look at the multifaceted relationship between trauma, dissociation and psychosis. The editors - leaders in their field - have drawn together more than fifty noted experts from around the world, to canvas the relevant literature from historical, conceptual, empirical and clinical perspectives. The result documents the impressive gains made over the past ten years in understanding multiple aspects of the interface between trauma, dissociation and psychosis.

The historical/conceptual section clarifies the meaning of the terms dissociation, trauma and psychosis, proposes dissociation as central to the historical concepts of schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder, and considers unique development perspectives on delusions and the onset of schizophrenia. The empirical section of the text compares and contrasts psychotic and dissociative disorders from a wide range of perspectives, including phenomenology, childhood trauma, and memory and cognitive disturbances, whilst the clinical section focuses on the assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment of these disorders, along with proposals for new and novel hybrid disorders. This important resource:

* Offers extensive updated coverage of the field, from all relevant perspectives

* Brings together in one text contributions from scholars and clinicians working in diverse geographical and theoretical areas

* Helps define and bring cohesion to this new and important field

* Features nine new chapters on: conceptions of trauma, dissociation and psychosis, PTSD with psychotic features, delusions and memory, trauma treatment of psychotic symptoms, and differences between the diagnostic groups on hypnotizability, memory disturbances, brain imaging, auditory verbal hallucinations and psychological testing

Written for clinicians, researchers and academics in the areas of trauma, child abuse, dissociation and psychosis, but relevant for psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists working in any area, the revised second edition of Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation makes an invaluable contribution to this important evolving field.

This book is a much needed, comprehensive attempt to fill the gap in understanding of the complexities of psychosis, trauma and dissociation. The topic is addressed by world-recognized, highly experienced clinicians and researchers in the field - first historical aspects and where it all began; then research and emerging evidence of the role of trauma in mental illnesses; lastly the clinical experience which informs research. The section on clinical perspectives succeeds in linking trauma with dissociation and psychosis and will appeal not only to like-minded clinicians, to clinicians who are grappling with these concepts, but also to those who have resisted change. The historical section refers to Bleuler's dementia praecox which he first called schizophrenia and described cases with "split mind" in ways that we would now describe as dissociative disorders. I recommend this revised edition - an invaluable resource to all mental health clinicians - psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists alike.

- Joan Haliburn, Australasian Psychiatry, 2019, Vol. 27(6)655-656
The Editors

Andrew Moskowitz, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Touro College Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Martin J. Dorahy, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Ingo Schäfer, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

The painting on the front cover, Composition VI, was created by Wassily Kandinsky in 1913. Inspired by the Biblical story of the Great Flood, Kandinsky drew on themes of destruction and rebirth in developing these images.

A. Moskowitz, Department of Psychology, Touro College Berlin, Germany; M. J. Dorahy, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; I. Schafer, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf