Journal article

The use of metaphor for understanding and managing psychotic experiences: A systematic review

Tracy J Mould, Lindsay G Oades, Trevor P Crowe

JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Subjective experiences of psychotic disorders are often not communicated because of the difficulty in articulating them. Metaphor is a valuable way of describing these experiences to others. Recovery in psychotic disorders involves consolidation and transitioning processes. The ontological and orientational types of metaphor seem to form the linguistic basis of these processes. AIMS: The aim of this paper is to review and describe how metaphor may be used both as a strategy for people with psychotic disorders to articulate their subjective experiences of self, and also as an approach to support recovery. METHOD: A systematic review of 28 studies was conducted, to examine the natu..

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