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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical, and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research, and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.

The Psychology of Psychosis
The psychology of psychosis
RichardBentall
Introduction

The psychoses are a family of psychiatric conditions, usually characterized by hallucinations (the perception of stimuli that are actually absent; in the case of patients with psychosis, a voice or several voices are typically heard, but visual hallucinations are also common) and delusions (bizarre and ...

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