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Therapy for psychosis

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Has anyone been offered any type of therapy for psychosis (apart from medication and ECT)?

I have been told people with psychosis should be offered therapy as well as medication?.

Does this actually happen?

Has any type of therapy helped you with psychosis?
 
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Meds first and then psychotherapy seemed to have helped my son a lot in his FEP. A safe environment, taking care of yourself should give you the right tools to recover.
Have you been diagnosed with psychosis? Based on what symptoms exactly?
 
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why do you want to know what symptoms exactly?
 
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I guess that’s the way I engage in a discussion on this topic, trying to understand the whole picture. I guess if you had to ask me this you in some kind of paranoid state?
 
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I would not assume that i am in some sort of paranoid state.
 
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Ok, then why asking me why would I want to know? Are you here to get new ideas/thoughts or?
 
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Ok, then why asking me why would I want to know? Are you here to get new ideas/thoughts or?
This is why I am on here, Linus:
"Has anyone been offered any type of therapy for psychosis (apart from medication and ECT)?

I have been told people with psychosis should be offered therapy as well as medication?.

Does this actually happen?

Has any type of therapy helped you with psychosis?"

see original post!
 
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Yeap I saw it, however you are not interested in debating things. You could just read first what a lot of people have written on this sub-forum (myself included). What is actually the problem in discussing your symptoms? How can one suggest anything on this subject since psychosis by definition is a collection of symptoms and not all of them happen to a person experiencing a psychotic episode (there are negative, positive and cognitive symptoms)
 
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I saw a psychologist who offered lots of different therapy for 2 years.
 
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I had two episodes of psychosis back in 2016 and thanks to medication I seem to be all clear but I do have a persistent voice that I still hear as a result of it.

Under my Early Intervention Team I have been given CBT which taught me how to cope more easily with the voice and to not believe a word that he says which I already figured out before undergoing the therapy. The therapist showed me examples of how voices have lied to people in the past, one such case was where a person was led to believe by their voice that they were responsible for the 9/11 attacks somehow.

The best material I got from CBT was from a book the therapist had with her that was not actually part of the course but she was reading it to get a better understanding of voice hearers, I bought the book myself and found it very enlightening and could relate to a lot of what was being said in it.
 
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The best material I got from CBT was from a book the therapist had with her that was not actually part of the course but she was reading it to get a better understanding of voice hearers, I bought the book myself and found it very enlightening and could relate to a lot of what was being said in it.
Do you know what the book was called????????????

Thanks Passionflower and NWiddi - I am finding this helpful. :thx:
 
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The book is called 'Living with Voices - 50 stories of recovery' by Prof Marius Romme, Sandra Escher, Jacqui Dillon, Dr Dirk Corstens and Prof Mervyn Morris.

It starts off with 9 chapters all about voice hearing, where the authors believe they come from (I have my own ideas that are not mainstream), accepting them and making sense of them then it goes into the 50 stories of peoples experiences with voice hearing.

Among the stories are recollections from some notable people in the hearing voices world like Eleanor Longden (see YouTube) and Ron Coleman (search Youtube for "Ron Coleman hearing voices").
 
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