Recovery and values in psychosis: is there a place for connection?

Dalila Talevi, Alessandro Rossi

Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences (DISCAB), University of L’Aquila, Italy

DOI 10.36148/2284-0249-385

The conclusion of either the pathological process or the disease cycle, both from a clinical and anatomopathological point of view is what medicine means by outcome. Leaving out here the anatomopathological issues, a disease evolution may result in healing, chronicity or death. From a psychopathological perspective, symptoms reduction and social functioning improvement have always been regarded as the two most important outcomes in schizophrenia 1-3, although the changes of these domains do not go hand-in-hand 4. In recent years a “new psychiatry” is emerging, that aims not simply at the achievement of symptoms relief and social abilities, but to a “recovery” 5-7. 

Recovery has received an increasing attention in mental health. However, it is also clear that the term “recovery” has been used in different ways with different meaning.

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