The Lure and Lore of Lunacy

dc.contributor.advisorSchilderman, H.
dc.contributor.advisorWesterink, H.
dc.contributor.authorLelivelt, A.
dc.description.abstractPsychotic episodes are often characterized by spiritual or religious content. The current study empirically investigates what kinds of spiritual experiences people have during psychosis, what it means to them and if and in what way these experiences affect the process of recovery. Two semi-structured interviews with people diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder are reported in detail. It is concluded that the spiritual experiences were meaningful to the participants and reflected an already ongoing process of identity formation that in more or less direct ways influenced their process of recovery. Rather than viewing the contents of spiritual experiences during psychosis as mere symptoms that need to be recovered from, it may be helpful to consider whether they could actually provide starting points for recovery.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappenen_US
dc.thesis.specialisationGeestelijke verzorgingen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammeMaster Theologie en Religiewetenschappenen_US
dc.titleThe Lure and Lore of Lunacyen_US
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