358pp. 2008. Hardback. some minor shelf wear to cover. Light dust marks to outer page edges. Otherwise as new.
In the 100 years since Eugen Bleuler unveiled his concept ofschizophrenia, which had dissociation at its core, the essentialconnection between traumatic life events, dissociative processesand psychotic symptoms has been lost. Psychosis, Trauma andDissociation is the first book to attempt to reforge thisconnection, by presenting challenging new findings linking thesenow disparate fields, and by comprehensively surveying, from a widerange of perspectives, the complex relationship betweendissociation and psychosis. A cutting-edge sourcebook, Psychosis, Trauma andDissociation brings together highly-respected professionalsworking in the psychosis field with renowned clinicians andresearchers from the fields of traumatic stress, dissociation andthe dissociative disorders, and will be of interest to thoseworking with or studying psychotic or dissociative disorders, aswell as trauma-related conditions such as borderline personalitydisorder or complex post-traumatic stress disorder. It makes aninvaluable contribution to the burgeoning literature on severemental disorders and serious life events. The book has threesections:Connecting trauma and dissociation to psychosis - anexploration of the links between trauma, dissociation and psychosisfrom a wide range of historical and theoretical perspectives. Comparing psychotic and dissociative disorders - apresentation of empirical and clinical perspectives on similaritiesand differences between the two sets of disorders. Assessing and treating hybrid and boundary conditions -consideration of existing and novel diagnostic categories, such asborderline personality disorder and dissociative psychosis, thatblend or border dissociative and psychotic disorders, along withtreatment perspectives emphasising humanistic and existentialconcerns.