0.01% of the general population has treatment resistant psychosis. The Communication Model is intended to help.

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Within the realm of psychosis, there is only a very select amount of individuals who suffer from what is known to psychiatrists as treatment resistant psychosis. It is only 0.01% of the general population. Treatment resistant psychosis is a state of mind where ambivalence seems to prevail. Ambivalence is something all human being experience in one form or another from time to time, however it is life destroying when ambivalence stretches into all aspects of ones personal life. For example, one may experience him/herself as well – however on the opposite side of that same coin is the fact that there are instances when an individual experiences him/herself as not well. The Communication Model is intended to help aid an individual when distress, the concrete form of ambivalence presents itself to the outside world. This could be in the form of verbally explicit language, elevated intonations and perhaps hand-gestures that indicate discomfort inside the body. When the practitioner sits down with an individual displaying signs of treatment resistant psychosis and starts both listening and drawing the feelings of the interaction, through the triangle method, then this grounds the situation, like pegging down a tent on a stormy autumn day. The communication and abstract drawing simmers down the escalated feelings of the individual in distress and it focuses on a reality-based marker, namely the abstract artwork. © TCM

Illustration is German Expressionism, an art-style approximately 1920-1930’s. Many of the illustrations show treatment resistant psychosis both the individual who is painted had his/her own personal psychosis as well as the artist who captures it within his/her artwork. A reciprocation.

References:

Buchanan, I. (1994). A User’s Guide to Caiptalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations from Deleuze and Guattari (Book). Theory, Culture & Society, 11(3), 166-168.

Pindar, I. (1993). Wandering thought. Tls, (4686), 22.

Trémeau, F., Antonius, D., Cacioppo, J. T., Ziwich, R., Jalbrzikowski, M., Saccente, E., & … Javitt, D. (2009). In support of Bleuler: Objective evidence for increased affective ambivalence in schizophrenia based upon evocative testing. Schizophrenia Research, 107(2/3), 223-231. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2008.09.020

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