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Women & Psychosis: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Psychoanalytic Studies: Clinical, Social, and Cultural Contexts)

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Author: Gogo Ekhaya Esima

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN 10: 1498591914
ISBN 13: 978-1498591911

Interrogating the relationship between women and psychosis from a variety of perspectives, this edited collection explores personal, literary, spiritual, psychological, biological, and psychodynamic approaches. The contributors reflect on medieval mystics and witches, postpartum psychosis, disordered eating, art and literature, feminism, and male/female differences in schizophrenia. Women with experience of psychosis, psychotherapists, and a shaman provide first-person accounts to give the book a personal grounding. Curated with the intent to expand the way we think about women and psychosis, the contributors to this collection recognize that “voices and visions” do not occur in a vacuum, but are experienced within, and are influenced by, particular socio-cultural contexts.