Title: Personal Recovery in Serious Mental Illness: Making Sense of the Concept
year: 2017
Journal: Ann Acad Med Singapore
Volume: 46
Issue: 1
Pages: 29-31
date: Jan
ISSN: 0304-4602 (Print);0304-4602 (Linking)
Article Number: 28182815
Keywords: Humans;Mental Disorders/*rehabilitation;*Recovery of Function;*Resilience, Psychological
Abstract: Traditionally, clinicians and healthcare users alike use the term "recovery" to imply a return to a premorbid state. This form of clinical recovery is objective, measureable and is a clear health outcome. In the past decade, an alternative to clinical recovery, also known as personal recovery, has gained traction in mental health and has impacted numerous mental health systems. Originally, personal recovery was conceptualised as an individually unique ongoing process for individuals with serious mental illness that emphasises on growth and potential for recovery, but it has also been proposed to be a clinical outcome for mental health professionals. In this commentary, we discuss the differences in the 2 models of recovery and attempt to illustrate the concepts behind personal recovery so as to clarify its usage in people with serious mental illnesses.
Notes: Lim, Madeline Wz;Remington, Gary;Lee, Jimmy;eng;Singapore;2017/02/10 06:00;Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2017 Jan;46(1):29-31.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28182815
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5140
Authors Address: Department of General Psychiatry 1, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore.
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