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The Beginner's Guide to Sanity
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I: What, who, when, where and why? What is psychosis? Causes and controversies; The essentials of psychosis management; How to help those with psychosis; Psychosis around the world; Practical stuff; II: Fifty ways to stay sane: `Let's talk about it...'; `Let's get physical'; `Let's get spiritual'; Fun things to do; Practical things to do; Everyday stuff; Bottom drawer (other things to do); III: Next step: Medications; Recovery and relapse; Other things; Resources

About the Author

Erica Crompton has a degree in journalism and has written about mental health for The Mail on Sunday, The Guardian, The Independent, Metro Online, The Lancet Psychiatry & Disability Now. In addition she gives keynote speeches across the UK on living with psychosis and schizophrenia which includes talks for schools. She has a history of paranoid schizophrenia, but today is schizo-affective, stable and working part-time. Professor Stephen Lawrie is Head of Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. During 2014, he is a Beltane Fellow for Public Engagement in Science. Stephen is Director of the Scottish Mental Health Research Network and Director of the Medical Research Foundation- and Medical Research Council-funded UK Clinical Research Training Fellowship programme for Mental Health (PsySTAR). As a practising clinician and clinically oriented researcher, Stephen is interested in clinical applications of brain imaging in psychosis, with a view towards objective diagnostic aids in psychosis and psychiatry, and in the development of novel treatments that might enhance outcomes in patients with established psychoses and possibly even prevent the onset of psychosis in high risk populations.

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