Recovering the Self in Schizophrenia: An Integrative Review of Qualitative Studies

  title={Recovering the Self in Schizophrenia: An Integrative Review of Qualitative Studies},
  author={David J. Sells and D. Stayner and L. Davidson},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
In this paper we review qualitative research on recovery from schizophrenia and summarize how persons' daily activities and experiences reflect mechanisms of recovery of the self. We begin by describing examples of persons' daily activities, suggesting that they have in common a stance labeled by E. Corin (1990) as positive withdrawal, representing negotiation of distance from the social milieu. We note that positive withdrawal may foster the creation of larger life frames, representing broad… Expand
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