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International Journal of Psychiatry Research

Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A (2022)

Self-management of psychosis: exploring the interplay of linguistics, semiotics, and social support

Author(s):

Maxwell Guttman and Dennis Relojo-Howell

Abstract:

The purpose of this essay is to provide individuals with additional resources to manage their condition by conducting a critical analysis of psychosis. Classical philosophers like Plato and Aristotle studied the idea of "signs," and semiotics is now associated with it. The term “signs” and its relationship with the “signified” form the basis of interpreting and comprehending the world on a linguistic level. However, theorists and researchers in mental health often disregard the similarities between people's extreme states and instead focus on speculating about the nature of psychosis. The emphasis should be on effective treatment, such as psychotherapy, and measuring distress tolerance to changes in “signs”, as the active disease process moves towards greater chaos and instability. By doing so, researchers can gain new insights into how each person's unique experience shares commonalities, leading to a deeper understanding of the condition.

Pages: 27-31  |  1393 Views  182 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Maxwell Guttman and Dennis Relojo-Howell. Self-management of psychosis: exploring the interplay of linguistics, semiotics, and social support. Int. J. Psychiatry Res. 2022;4(2):27-31. DOI: 10.33545/26648962.2022.v4.i2a.52
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