Entropy of Mind and Negative Entropy: A Cognitive and Complex Approach to Schizophrenia and its Treatment
430 pages | Karnac Books (March 2008) | ISBN-10: 1855756617 | PDF | 1,6 Mb
Schizophrenia is the central problem in the sciences of the mind, not only for its etiological, psychopathological, and clinical aspects, but also because of its implications for therapy and rehabilitation.
In this volume, the author describes a series of new scientific and clinical perspectives for schizophrenia influenced by cognitive and constructivist approaches and informed by the logic of complexity and non-linear, dynamic systems. The book delineates a new complex theory of the brain and a procedural theory of the mind, founded on the concept of the modular brain and the coordinated mind. Subsequently, the author develops a multi-factorial conceptualization of the etiological dynamic and an original, complex, and evolutionary perspective concerning the psychotic condition, which has been redefined, in this case, as entropy of the mind.
In conclusion, the author illustrates an innovative, integrated protocol, denominated Negative Entropy, for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with schizophrenia.