Introduction: The impact of first episode psychosis could be traumatic indepently of the severity of the symptoms. In this sense, the life of persons who have a first episode psychosis could be paralysed in different areas: their professional role, careers, family, social relations and the affective relationships. Objective: To describe the patients mechanism used to be aware of the illness, the subjective impact and coping process of a patient who had a first episode schizophrenia. Results: We observed three different grief stages in the initial phase of schizophrenia with distinctive characteristics as another grief process. Theses differences are the sequence of the awareness of things they lost and the ambiguity of them. Conclusions: We can confirm the presence of a multiple grief process during the initial phase of schizophrenia. The data supports the idea that we have to be aware that there are some therapeutic implications in the intervention with schizophrenic patients who are in the initial phase of the illness.
|Títol traduït de la contribució||Recovering in first episode psychosis: Grief processes and the sense of psychotic experience|
|Nombre de pàgines||10|
|Revista||Anales de Psiquiatria|
|Estat de la publicació||Publicada - de nov. 2006|