Schizotypy: Implications for Illness and Health

Hardcover | May 1, 1997

EditorGordon Claridge

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The central thesis of Schizotypy: Implications for Illness and Health is both challenging and controversial: that the features of psychotic disorders actually lie on a continuum with, and form part of, normal behaviour and experience. The dispositional or 'schizotypal' traits associated withpsychotic disorders certainly predispose an individual to mental illness, but they may also lead to positive outcomes such as enhanced creativity or spiritual experience. Discussion of each aspect of this theme is supported by extensive experimental and clinical evidence, questioning the receivedmedical wisdom which treats psychotic illness in the narrow context of neurological disease. The result is an authoritative and provocative overview of an important topic in psychological research and clinical practice.

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The central thesis of Schizotypy: Implications for Illness and Health is both challenging and controversial: that the features of psychotic disorders actually lie on a continuum with, and form part of, normal behaviour and experience. The dispositional or 'schizotypal' traits associated withpsychotic disorders certainly predispose an i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:354 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019852353X

ISBN - 13:9780198523536

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Table of Contents

1. G. Claridge: Theoretical background2. O. Mason, G. Claridge and L. Williams: Questionnaire measurement3. D. Rawlings and J. Freeman: Measuring paranoia/suspiciousness4. L. Williams and A. Beech: Investigations of cognitive inhibitory processes in schizotypy and schizophrenia5. J. L. Evans: Semantic activation and preconscious processing in schizophrenia and schizophrenia6. P. Broks: Brain, self, and others: the neuropsychology of social cognition7. Latent inhibition: relevance to the neural substrates of schizophrenia and schizotypy?: 8. A. J. Richardson, O. Mason and G. Claridge: Schizotypy and cerebral lateralisation9. A. J. Richardson: Dyslexia and schizotypy10. S. Enright and A. Beech: Schizotypy and obsessive-compulsive disorder11. M. Jackson: Benign schizotypy? The case of spiritual experience12. C. McCreery: Hallucinations and arousability: pointers to a theory of psychosis13. J. H. Brod: Creativity and schizotypy14. G. Claridge: Final remarks and future directions

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" ... highly original and extremely thought-provoking. Researchers studying disorders related to schizotypy will find it a useful reference, and clinicians and clinician-teachers will benefit from reading the theoretical chapters." Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience (1998)