Recovery from Schizophrenia

Were you always under the impression that schizophrenia was an incurable disorder? Think again! What I love about this interview is that we rarely get a view into the internal experience of schizophrenia from someone who can articulate it coherently. Since this woman is “recovered,” in a sense, she can relay the experience in terms we can understand. What pulls at my heart strings about her account is that it captures a different perspective of such psychotic breaks. It conveys more of a spiritual emergence understanding than the pathologizing, objectifying, and dehumanizing interpretation we are used to from the western medical model. That said, not all psychotic breaks are created equal, and many people do not recover from their experiences naturally, nor are the experiences pleasant or experienced in spiritual terms. I still think there is a lot to gain from watching this interview though. This is one woman’s experience.

 

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