The Rationality of Irrationality:Schizophrenia, Criminal Insanity and Neurosis-Original PDF

The Rationality of Irrationality:Schizophrenia, Criminal Insanity and Neurosis-Original PDF

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By Yacov Rofé(Author), Yochay Rofé(Author)

Size : 17.65 MB

This book challenges the validity of all traditional theories of psychopathology, particularly with regard to schizophrenia. It demonstrates that the accepted belief that schizophrenia is a brain disease is wrong, a result of the inability of traditional theories to provide an alternative explanation for the correlation between schizophrenia and genetic/neurological impairments.

Psych-Bizarreness Theory (PBT), presented in this book, demonstrates that bizarre/mad behaviors, schizophrenia, criminal insanity and neuroses are rational coping mechanisms to extreme levels of emotional distress, usually depression, which are chosen by the individual to improve his quality of life. PBT integrates the scientific contributions of all traditional theories into one theoretical framework. It also integrates all therapeutic interventions of mad behaviors into one theoretical umbrella and suggests a new, humanistic therapeutic approach.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Psycho-Bizarreness Theory Versus Medical Models
  • Unawareness
  • PBT’s Integrative Therapeutic Model
  • General Discussion

Readership: Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, criminologists, lawyers.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 375 pages
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc; 1 edition (March 27, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9811208883
  • ISBN-13: 978-9811208881