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”Man bara är en vanlig människa tillsammans med andravanliga människor, och det är väldigt skönt.”: Erfarenheter av det informella sociala nätverket hos personer med en psykosdiagnos
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Title:”that is very satisfying.You are just an ordinary human being together with other ordinary human beings, and” : Experiences of the informal social network amongst people who arediagnosed with psychosis. (English)
Abstract [en]


mental illness and the effect it has on individuals social network and relationships, and vice versa.

The purpose of this study is to shed light on the rarely mentioned subject of severe


analysis was performed on a total of 15 interviews, which consists of three individuals with severe mental illness. The focus of the study was the subjects’ description of the social network, excluding clinicians and other professionals.

This study is inspired and conducted in a Grounded Theory manner. A secondary


may it be with specific individuals or groups. They describe the importance of surrounding themselves with people who do not judge them and it is through them they get validated.

Places have been emphasised as having special meaning for the social interaction and overall wellbeing for the subjects.

There is active actions for social interactions/relationships taken by the subjects,


their social network. The stigmatization which comes with severe mental illness diagnoses effect their social network constellation. It is therefore of importance for clinicians and other professionals, to recognize patients efforts and active attempts for social interaction.

The subjects in the study are aware of the demands and expectations that exist in

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
psychoses, schizophrenia, severe mental illness, social network, Grounded Theory
Keyword [sv]
psykos, schizofreni, psykisk ohälsa, socialt nätverk, Grundad Teori
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42500OAI: diva2:348233
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-09-06 Created: 2010-09-04 Last updated: 2010-09-06Bibliographically approved

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