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Speaking of the Everyday: Psychosis and Writing

By Brendan Stone

Abstract

With reference to two journals written by women hospitalized with\ud psychotic disorders and subsequently published (Hart, 1997; Jefferson,\ud 1975), I examine the role of writing in the context of acute ‘mental\ud illness’.1 In particular, I suggest that simply recording the everyday may\ud help psychotic patients to (re)fashion a coherent sense of selfhood

Topics: R1, BF
Publisher: University of Huddersfield
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:4946

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