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Coping with Psychosis

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It is important to understand that those who experience psychosis are still human beings struggling to survive. Such persons do develop strategies to cope with stress including the symptoms of their illness. The source article gives us insight into these coping strategies.

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Phillips, L. A., Francey, S. M., Edwards, Jane & McMurray, N. (2009). Strategies used by psychotic individuals to cope with life stress and symptoms of illness: A systematic review. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 22, 371-410.

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Coping with psychosis

It is important to understand that those who experience psychosis are still human beings struggling to survive. Such persons do develop strategies to cope with stress including the symptoms of their illness.

Individuals struggling with psychosis, including those with schizophrenia , face a plethora of negative attitudes and barriers including but not limited to social and other barriers; stereotyping; stigma; discrimination; biases; prejudice; and even harm; which further exacerbate the problem of trying to cope with everyday life. Specifically, the challenges stem from the difficulties from the mental disorders and chemical imbalances that affect their personal, social, and occupational functioning-amounting to very daily stressful events even far beyond the illness (Phillips, Francey, Edwards, & McMurray, 2009). ...

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