This chapter provides an in-depth perspective of the subjective experience of ageing individuals with schizophrenia. Phenomenological in-depth interviews were conducted with 18 patients and revealed the following themes: (1) Narrating schizophrenia: “Why did this happen to me?"; (2) Schizophrenia: Figure or background and coping with lifelong mental illness; (3) Between adversity and personal growth: Meaning-making and Aging with schizophrenia; (4) Ageing individuals with schizophrenia: Searching for a voice. Personal accounts of living with schizophrenia across a lifetime through biography, life changes, and subjectivity, including a sense of recovery and growth, as well as adversity shows a heterogenic picture that is depicted using a phenomenological approach.
|Title of host publication||Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Perspectives on Treatment, Research, and Policy|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2019|
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- Medicine (all)