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Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia

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Thanks for the Links - i skimmed the critique, i can't be bothered reading the report. It's the same argument - Psychology VS Biomedical psychiatry.

My own conclusion is that these experiences cover bio/psycho/social & spiritual/transpersonal factors. i am more able to acknowledge a physiology to it all, seeing it in part as illness, & the valid role for medications & front end services. i think all sides to this debate have a point - No one is wholly right, nor wholly wrong. & i don't think anyone really has the answers. i think what's needed is a genuinely comprehensive & integrated/integral view/approach.

Placing it all primarily in psychological &/or social terms, is probably as imbalanced as placing it all in primarily biomedical terms or spiritual terms. i don't think there should be any one dominant view/paradigm. In ways i suppose it's a healthy argument & debate to be having, & it is good imo that the BPS are challenging the dominant biomedical paradigm - i think a lot of people have been far too quiet about everything.

My views of psychology/therapy have been coloured by some pretty crap experiences of it all. So too in part now with approaching it all from more spiritual perspectives, but i also don't hold the biomedical approach in that much regard either. i think the whole area needs something new & far more expansive, creative & comprehensive.
 
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