2. Impact of psychosis on families


Stages of grief

Grief is a natural and normal response to loss. People with psychosis and their family may grieve the “lost” expectations that result from the illness. The grieving process can be described as a series (or cycle) of five stages (Bartha et al., 2001; Kübler-Ross, 1997).

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