A potentially groundbreaking report challenges conventional wisdom about the nature of mental illness and the manner in which psychosis and schizophrenia are treated.

The U.K. report dispels the notion that schizophrenia is a frightening brain disease that makes people unpredictable and potentially violent, and can only be controlled by medication.

The report is the product of 20 years of research into the psychology of psychosis. The paper is authored by a group of eminent clinical psychologists drawn from eight U.K. universities and the National Health Service, together with people who have themselves experienced psychosis.

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