Emerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology
Explores the links between trauma, dissociation and psychosis from a range of historical and theoretical perspectives. This book presents empirical and clinical perspectives on similarities and differences between the two sets of disorders. It also considers diagnostic categories, such as borderline personality disorder and dissociative psychosis.
Introduction (Andrew Moskowitz, Ingo Schafer and Martin Dorahy). PART 1: CONNECTING TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION TO PSYCHOSIS: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES . 1. Historical conceptions of dissociation and psychosis: 19th and early 20th century perspectives on severe psychopathology (Warwick Middleton, Martin Dorahy, and Andrew Moskowitz). 2. Hysterical psychosis: A historical review and empirical evaluation (Eliezer Witztum and Onno van der Hart). 3. Association and dissociation in the historical concept of schizophrenia (Andrew Moskowitz). 4. Ego-fragmentation in schizophrenia: A severe dissociation of self-experience (Christian Scharfetter). 5. Delusional atmosphere, the psychotic prodrome, and de-contextualised memories (Andrew Moskowitz, Lynn Nadel, Peter Watts and W. Jake Jacobs). 6. The complex overlap between dissociation and schizotypy (Timo Giesbrecht and Harald Merckelbach). 7. Pierre Janet on hallucinations, paranoia, and schizophrenia (Andrew Moskowitz, Gerhard Heim, Isabelle Saillot, and Vanessa Beavan). 8. From hysteria to chronic relational trauma disorder: The history of borderline personality disorder and its links with dissociation and psychosis (Elizabeth Howell). 9. An attachment perspective on schizophrenia: the role of disorganised attachment, dissociation, and mentalization (Giovanni Liotti and Andrew Gumley). PART 2: COMPARING PSYCHOTIC AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS: RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES. 10. Childhood trauma in psychotic and dissociative disorders (Ingo Schafer, Colin Ross, and John Read). 11. Dissociative symptoms in schizophrenia (Ingo Schafer, Volkmar Aderhold, Harald Freyberger, and Carsten Spitzer). 12. Psychotic symptoms in complex dissociative disorders (Vedat Sar and Erdinc Ozturk). 13. Advances in assessment: The differential diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia (Marlene Steinberg and Harold Siegel). 14. Cognitive perspectives on dissociation and psychosis: Differences in the processing of threat (Martin Dorahy and Melissa Green). 15. Depersonalisation disorder and schizotypal personality disorder (Daphne Simeon and Holly Hamilton). 16. Contributions of traumatic stress studies to the neurobiology of dissociation and dissociative disorders: Implications for schizophrenia (Eric Vermetten, Ruth Lanius, and J. Douglas Bremner). 17. Treating dissociative and psychotic disorders psychodynamically (Valerie Sinason and Ann-Louise Silver). PART 3: ASSESSING AND TREATING HYBRID AND BOUNDARY CONDITIONS: CLINICAL AND EXISTENTIAL PERSPECTIVES. 18. Dissociative psychosis: Clinical and theoretical aspects (Onno van der Hart and Eliezer Witztum). 19. Trauma-based dissociative hallucinosis: Diagnosis and treatment (Barry Nurcombe, James Scott and Mary Jessop). 20. Dissociative schizophrenia (Colin Ross). 21. The role of double binds, reality testing, and chronic relational trauma in the genesis and treatment of borderline personality disorder (Ruth Blizard). 22. Pharmacotherapy in the collaborative treatment of trauma-induced dissociation and psychosis (Thom Rudegeair and Susie Farrelly). 23. Accepting and working with voices: The Maastricht approach (Dirk Corstens, Marius Romme and Sandra Escher). 24. Dissociation, psychosis, and spirituality: Whose voices are we hearing? (Patte Randal, Jim Geekie, Ingo Lambrecht and Melissa Taitimu).