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The psychotic individual often presents imagery, hallucinations, and behavior that reflect pre- and peri-natal stress. This paper is a phenomenological study of psychotic adults with a known history of pre- and peri-natal distress. An overall view of psychosis is described as well as the context of a therapeutic community system. The method of body therapy found to be effective with the psychotic individual is delineated and excerpts from actual interviews are included.
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Moira Pyle Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Moira Pyle Fitzpatrick Ph.D. is with the Hanbleceya Therapeutic Community.