Beyond the “Crazy House”: Mental/Moral Breakdowns and Moral Agency in First‐Episode Psychosis

  title={Beyond the “Crazy House”: Mental/Moral Breakdowns and Moral Agency in First‐Episode Psychosis},
  author={Neely Myers},
3 Citations
The Ethical Work of Weight Loss Surgery: Creating Reflexive, Effortless, and Assertive Moral Subjects.
It is suggested that bariatric surgery becomes a site of a "moral breakdown," where professionals direct patients to morally recuperate not only through technologies of the self, such as intensive bodywork and diets, but through "moral laboratories," which invite moments of experimentation in everyday life.
Relegating Psychosis: Blood Work and “Routine Connection” in the Clozapine Clinic
  • J. Brown
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 2019
It is argued that routine clinical attachments in the clozapine clinic can serve a therapeutic role in terms of providing opportunities for clients’ health agency, social competence and accountability and echoes cross-cultural findings about how schizophrenia is managed more productively in environments that invite more neutral and equal social exchanges.


Decision Making About Pathways Through Care for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Young Adults With Early Psychosis.
To better engage young adults with early psychosis in care, including those from racial-ethnic minority groups, there is a need to design services that address the specific concerns of their everyday lives in the context of the initial hospitalization and posthospitalization period.
  • Francesca Polletta
  • Sociology
    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • 2019
A narrative or story is an account of a sequence of events in the order in which they occurred to make a point. Formally, narratives are composed of (1) an orientation, which sets the scene; (2) a
"No One Ever Even Asked Me that Before": Autobiographical Power, Social Defeat, and Recovery among African Americans with Lived Experiences of Psychosis.
Empirical research with African American males diagnosed with a psychotic disorder in a high-poverty urban area of the northeastern United States draws on ethnographic research to identify three important points when the loss of autobiographical power seemed to perpetuate social defeat or a sense of social powerlessness.
Recovery stories: An anthropological exploration of moral agency in stories of mental health recovery
The ebb and flow of moral agency is attended to in the life stories of three people diagnosed with a serious psychiatric disability at different stages in their individual recoveries to illustrate particular aspects ofmoral agency relevant for recovery.
Treatment engagement of individuals experiencing mental illness: review and update
The concept of recovery‐oriented care, which prioritizes autonomy, empowerment and respect for the person receiving services, is a helpful framework in which to view tools and techniques to enhance treatment engagement.
“No One Ever Even Asked Me that Before.” Autobiographical Incoherence, Psychosis and Recovery among African Americans in a High Poverty, Urban Neighborhood
  • 2016
Afterword: Moral Experience in Anthropology
The concept of moral experience offers an important dimension to anthropological thinking about morality, particularly when one distinguishes between approaches that treat specific sociocultural loci
Between Persons: How Concepts of the Person Make Moral Experience Possible
Moral theories often conflate morality with society or mind, while detaching mind from society, and society from subjectivity. This eliminates the existential “space between” persons where morality