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Psychological Causes of Schizophrenia

By M. MacPherson


This article outlines not only the path of my recovery but also the conclusions of my therapeutic journal that developed over a period of several years. This journal evolved into the following structure: description of personal pain body, moving forward with transformations, and active living—implementation of intention and desire that continues. My journal has evolved from the written word to transformation, current lived experience, and the expectation of good things yet to come. Many transformations were integrated into my thinking and emotions over the years. As I developed solutions to my pain body, the structure of the psychological causes of my paranoid schizophrenia became clear. The voices and interference are at bay, hallucinations and delusions are understood, and paranoid disposition transformed to a more normal way of thinking and reacting. I continue on a low maintenance dose of atypical antipsychotic medication. My hope is that my conclusions will inspire researchers and clinicians and help other peers with their recovery. An open mind, moving forward in work, self-direction, and transformative learning have contributed significantly to my recovery

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