Adapting to the challenge of psychosis: personal resilience and the use of sealing-over (avoidant) coping strategies.

@article{Tait2004AdaptingTT,
  title={Adapting to the challenge of psychosis: personal resilience and the use of sealing-over (avoidant) coping strategies.},
  author={Lynda Tait and Max Birchwood and Peter Trower},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2004},
  volume={185},
  pages={
          410-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Avoidance coping (e.g. sealing over) is common in people recovering from psychosis, but it is not understood why some individuals 'seal over'. AIMS We examined the hypothesis that individuals who 'seal over' do not have the personal resilience to withstand this major life event. METHOD Fifty participants were interviewed during an acute episode of psychosis and reassessed at 3-month and 6-month follow-up. Measures included psychotic symptoms, recovery style, service engagement… CONTINUE READING

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