Process of Recovery


Subjective Experience of Recovery from Schizophrenia-related disorders and Atypical Antipsychotics

2005
Research Based

  • A community study of persons using psychiatric services was conducted, with a conclusion that overall quality of improvement and recovery is best characterized as an incremental, yet definitively discernable, subjective process.
  • Jenkins, J.H., Strauss, M. E., Carpenter, E. A. et al. (2005). Subjective Experience of Recovery from Schizophrenia-related disorders and Atypical Antipsychotics. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 51(3), 211-227.

 

How Do We Recover? An Analysis of Psychiatric Survivor Oral Histories

2005
Research Based

  • This article analyzes interview and survey data collected during the course of the MindFreedom International Oral History Project from June through September, 2001 and reveals four major themes emerging from these histories.
  • Cohen, Oryx. (2005). How Do We Recover? An Analysis of Psychiatric Survivor Oral Histories. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 45(3), 333-354.

 

Self-Regulation and Recovery: Approaching an Understanding of the Process of Recovery from Stress

2004
Research Based

  • This study analyzed recovery from stress as a process of self-regulation. Several individual difference variables which affect the efficiency of self-regulation are integrated into a structured model of the recovery process.
  • Beckman, Jorgen & Kellerman, Michael. (2004). Self-Regulation and Recovery: Approaching an Understanding of the Process of Recovery from Stress. Psychological Reports.

 

Recovery: The Heart and Soul of Treatment

2003

  • This paper discusses the process of recovery, offering suggestions on how clinicians and the system can help support the process. Also discussed is the importance of using setbacks as learning opportunities and the need to embrace the humanity of people in recovery.
  • Townsend, Wilma & Glasser, Nicole. (2003). Recovery: The Heart and Soul of Treatment. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 27(1), 83-86.

 

Some recovery processes in mutual-help groups for persons with mental illness, I: Qualitative analysis of program materials and testimonies

2002
Research Based

  • This paper is the first in a series that examines recovery processes that may account for significant improvements in the quality of life and related factors of members who have serious mental illness.
  • Corrigan, P.W., Calabrese, J.D., Diwan, S.E., Keogh, C.B., et al. (2002). Some recovery processes in mutual-help groups for persons with mental illness, I: Qualitative analysis of program materials and testimonies. Community Mental Health Journal, 38(4), 287-301.

 

The process of recovery from schizophrenia

2002
Research Based

  • To facilitate future research on recovery from schizophrenia a qualitative, longitudinal analysis was conducted with individuals participating in rehabilitation to identify themes associated with improvement in functioning and subjective experience.
  • Spaniol L, Wewiorski NJ, Gagne C, Anthony WA. (2002). The process of recovery from schizophrenia. International Review of Psychology, 14(4), 327-336.

 

Modeling processes in recovery from mental illness: Relationships between symptoms, life satisfaction, and self-concept

2001
Research Based

  • Drawing on psychiatric-medical and stress-social support models, and theories of self-concept and stigma, this study examines social psychological processes in recovery from mental illness.
  • Markowitz, F. (2001). Modeling processes in recovery from mental illness: Relationships between symptoms, life satisfaction, and self-concept. Journal of Health & Social Behavior. 42(1), 64-79.

 

Recovery and empowerment for people with psychiatric disabilities

1997
Research Based

  • This article explores the concept of recovery from major mental illness and the empowerment process, while drawing on experiences from the author’s own journey of recovery.
  • Deegan, P. E. (1997). Recovery and empowerment for people with psychiatric disabilities. Social Work in Health Care, 25(3), 11-24.

Beyond the biopsychosocial model: Integrating disorder, health, and recovery

1995

  • This paper outlines the need for a new, more integrated approach to researching processes of recovery from mental disorders and the disorders themselves.
  • Davidson, L. & Strauss, J. (1995). Beyond the biopsychosocial model: Integrating disorder, health, and recovery. Psychiatry, 58, 44-56.

 

Recovering our sense of value after being labeled mentally ill

1993

  • This article seeks to encourage health professionals to reassess their roles in regard to supported employment for people who have episodes of mental illness (EOMI) and to alert them as to the rising number of people who successfully work as trained professionals within mental health areas and have EOMI.
  • Deegan, P.E. (1993). Recovering our sense of value after being labeled. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 31(4), 7-11.

 

Sense of self in recovery from severe mental illness

1992
Research Based

  • This paper is based on extensive research interviews conducted over a two to three year period with 66 persons, aged 20 to 55 years, who had been hospitalized for severe mental disorders.
  • Davidson, L. & Strauss, J. (1992). Sense of self in recovery from severe mental illness. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 65, 131-145.