Are attitudes and beliefs about symptoms more important than symptom severity in recovery from psychosis?

@article{Stainsby2010AreAA,
  title={Are attitudes and beliefs about symptoms more important than symptom severity in recovery from psychosis?},
  author={Matt Stainsby and Manuela Sapochnik and Kenneth Bledin and Oliver Mason},
  journal={Psychosis},
  year={2010},
  volume={2},
  pages={41 - 49}
}
Objective. Both beliefs about mental health experiences (“illness perceptions”) and psychological adjustment (“recovery style”) have been found to predict outcome in psychosis. This study tested the hypothesis that recovery style mediates the relationship of such beliefs with outcome. Methods. Fifty people experiencing psychosis were assessed on measures of illness perceptions, recovery style, symptom severity, engagement, impairment, and quality of life at two time points two years apart… Expand
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