Different ways of being aware of a psychiatric disability: A multifunctional narrative approach to insight into mental disorder

David Roe, Shlomo Kravetz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

63 Scopus citations

Abstract

Many people with a psychiatric disability appear to exhibit varying degrees of lack of awareness of the mental disorder that is implied by their diagnosis. Furthermore, there is considerable controversy regarding the significance of being aware of and acknowledging a psychiatric disorder. Different responses to the issues underlying this controversy can be found in the professional and research literature. This article describes and compares some of these responses. On the basis of this description and comparison, a multifunctional narrative approach to insight into mental disorder is developed, and implications of this approach for psychiatric rehabilitation research and for psychiatric rehabilitation intervention are explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-424
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Volume191
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2003

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Different ways of being aware of a psychiatric disability: A multifunctional narrative approach to insight into mental disorder'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this