The new paradigm of recovery from schizophrenia: cultural conundrums of improvement without cure.

@article{Jenkins2005TheNP,
  title={The new paradigm of recovery from schizophrenia: cultural conundrums of improvement without cure.},
  author={Janis Hunter Jenkins and Elizabeth Carpenter-Song},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={379-413}
}
This article is a qualitative investigation of the subjective experience of recovery from the perspective of persons living with schizophrenia-related disorders. An NIMH-sponsored ethnographic study of community outpatient clinics was completed for 90 persons taking second-generation antipsychotic medications. Research diagnostic criteria and clinical ratings were obtained in tandem with an anthropologically developed Subjective Experience of Medication Interview (SEMI) that elicits narrative… CONTINUE READING

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