This paper is focused on the outcomes of psychotic functioning and, in particular, on individual and contextual elements that could influence the level of adjustment of a patient with schizophrenia. The case of Beatrice, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 23, is analyzed using the personal diary that she herself compiled over about fifty years, in which she documented the fundamental events of her life. In the story of B. certain protective factors were highlighted, which enabled B. to have a good quality of life: effective pharmacological therapy with no side-effects, awareness of the pathology, the capacity to build satisfying interpersonal relationships and her religious devotion.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||PSICHIATRIA E PSICOTERAPIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|