Psychosis and spirituality consolidating the new paradigm 2nd edition
In addition, since 2002, I have personally experienced 3 ‘multi-sensory spiritual/mystical awakenings’. We have tried professional support for my sister and now, decades later, we realise that, although there are many caring professionals, the mental health support services are inadequate for those of us who don’t ‘tick the right boxes’.My older sister has physical health problems in addition and hasn’t been able to work for many years.My ‘mystical experiences’ have shown me that we are multi-sensory human beings where everything is linked in a simple, beautiful and yet intricate way.However, the interconnectedness/one-ness of ourselves and everything in the Universe is not generally acknowledged.Drug therapy and electroconvulsive therapy have been successful in the treatment of many patients with serious psychological disorders.
FROM BREAKDOWN TO BREAKTHROUGH – Promoting understanding and support for those going through profound personal transformation.
For decades my older sister has had auditory and visual hallucinations, behaviour, mood and thought disturbances, paranoia, catatonia, panic attacks and other symptoms.
The enormous and devastating impact on my small family unit is actually too painful and sad to describe in detail.
Today, there are separate categories for schizophrenic disorders, mood disorders (which include bipolar disorder and major depression), and other serious mental disturbances such as delusional disorder.
Symptoms of these disorders may include hallucinations and delusions; severe deviations of mood (depression and mania); lack of, or inappropriateness of, emotional response; and severe impairment of judgment.Another type of psychosis involves brief episodes, characterized by an acute onset lasting no longer than a month, usually resulting from situational circumstances such as an earthquake or flood.