- This editorial describes one simple principle that transcends all others: the principle of personhood. The personhood principle is defined as, “people with severe mental illnesses are people.”
- Anthony, W. A. (2004). The Principle of Personhood: The Field’s Transcendent Principle. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 27(3), 205.
- This paper provides a review of the literature upon which the hope for recovery is based, and explores this concept in the UK context, where services and practices are well advanced and recognition is increasing.
- Allot, P., Loganathan, L., and Fulford, KWM. (2002). Discovering hope for recovery. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 21(2), 13-33.
- This article presents preliminary findings on the perceived benefits of alternative care practices used by adults with serious mental illness.
- Russinova, Z., Wewiorski, N., & Cash, D. J. (2002). Use of alternative health care practices by persons with serious mental illness: Perceived benefits. American Journal of Public Health, 92(10), 1600-1603.
- The debate over whether or not it is reasonable to discontinue antipsychotic medications for individuals with schizophrenia experiencing a remission of psychotic symptoms is discussed.
- Tauscher-Wisniewski, Sitra and Zipursky, Robert B. (2002). The role of maintenance pharmacotherapy in achieving recovery from a first episode of schizophrenia. International Review of Psychiatry, 14(4), 284-292.
- This article describes a study using semi-structured interviews with 14 people to examine the role of employment and unemployment in relation to recovery.
- Provencher, H. L., Greg, R., et al. (2002). The role of work in the recovery of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 26(2), 132-144.
- The article discusses ways to integrate evidence-based practices with the recovery model and proposes a hybrid theory that maximizes the virtues and minimizes the weaknesses of each model.
- Frese, F. J. 3rd, Stanley, J., Kress, K., Vogel-Scibilia, S. (2001). Integrating evidence-based practices and the recovery model. Psychiatric Services, 52(11), 1462-1468.
- This article defines the concept of wellness and discusses how society and mental health systems need to be convinced that people with mental illness have a right to live a life that is focused on their wellness, rather than their illness.
- Hutchinson, D. (2000). The journey towards wellness. The Journal of NAMI California, 11, 7-8.
- A phenomenological study explored occupational therapy students’ experiences in psychiatric fieldwork, showing that acquiring a sound appreciation of the humanness of persons with psychiatric disorders is an educational imperative.
- Lyons, M. and Ziviani, J. (1995). Stereotypes, stigma, and mental illness: Learning from fieldwork experiences. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, /49(10), 1002-1008.
- This article presents and challenges the veracity of seven psychiatric myths about schizophrenia as well as provides counter evidence to each myth and suggests new treatment strategies.
- Harding, C.M. & Zahniser, J. H. (1994). Empirical correction of seven myths about schizophrenia with implications for treatment. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 90 (384), 140-146.