I have found that a number of NLP, self-hypnosis and EFT technqiues can help teach a person with schizophrenia to learn to have greater control over erratic and psychotic thinking and reasoning.
Where the schizophrenic client is receiving on-going psychiatric treatment, I will often liaise with the psychiatric primary care team.
An overview on schizophrenia from a neurobiological viewpoint. although i dismiss the dopamine hypnothesis of schizophrenia, here are some aspects from neurobiology that are relevent for NLP Practitioners.
Poor Mr. Jones
Mr. Jones was my first ever client and an ECT recipient. This is his brief story.
DSM4 description and some personal experiences.
Answers to a student project on catatonic schizophrenia.
Themes of Delusional Belief System in Schizophrenia
Delusions appear to take on a specific type of theme. here are just some of them.
Primary and Secondary Delusions
Some delusions will make perfect sense when seen in certain contexts.
Rehabilitation as a Schizophrenogenic Process. I think I was having a bad day when I wrote this, I'll rewrite it some time.
Reframing in the Aetiology of Schizophrenia
A Brief Summary of some language patterns involved in schizophrenogenesis. Links to some other similar articles.
Care Worker Syndromes
Original and well observed article by Symon Price. Can we begin to organise these syndromes for the next Diagnostic Statistical Manual? Links to Symon's brilliant site on mental health issues.
Gregory Bateson's Necessary Ingredients for schizophrenogenic double binds with added commentary by me.
The House on the Hill
Sam was given psychiatric care all his life. Apparently it was all in in his very best interests.
Sometimes I just can't help myself. Here's my reply to an email enquiry about my views on psychiatric practice...
Psychiatry Rant (ii)
...and here's the follow up.
Diary of a Schizophrenia
For 6 weeks I lived with a schizophrenic man and his family. Here is an extract from my diary during that time.
Time Coding Considerations in Schizophrenia.