Accompanied autoanalysis: An empathic approach

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Abstract

People who develop schizophrenic states do so when forced by themselves or others to live lifestyles that do not suit them. Our 18-year experience with over 500 individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia confirms that most of them can find an idiosyncratic lifestyle that will greatly diminish their risk of becoming "psychotic." Through Accompanied Autoanalysis people can create such a lifestyle by becoming real experts about themselves and by assuming full responsibility for the organization of their lives. In contrast, most current therapies and treatments work in the wrong direction by obstructing self-knowledge, self-reliance and creative encounters with new lifestyles. Unmasking the pseudo-scientific conclusions often present in conventional scientific literature is essential for the process of Accompanied Autoanalysis. In this process, schizophrenic states are understood as consequences of Psychological Damage, Destruction, and Decomposition. A case study illustrates how Accompanied Autoanalysis can be useful in helping those who suffer from schizophrenic states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-19
Number of pages11
JournalEthical Human Sciences and Services
Volume2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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