Meaning of Recovery Among Persons with Schizophrenia: A Literature Review

  • Shari Tess Mathew
  • B. P. Nirmala
  • John Vijay Sagar Kommu
Original Article


Since many years, the concept of recovery in mental illness has been discussed from different perspectives of the patient, family and mental health professionals. In the literature there are numerous definitions of what recovery means. A persistent theme in mental health recovery literature is that a concise definition of recovery is hard to determine. It is acknowledged that recovery means different things to different people, and that not every view of recovery will fit with every person’s belief system. This article aims to identify the meaning of recovery in the published literature among persons with Schizophrenia.


Recovery Schizophrenia Literature review Subjective meaning 



Funding was provided by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi (Grant No. 1367/NET.DEC.2010).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shari Tess Mathew
    • 1
  • B. P. Nirmala
    • 1
  • John Vijay Sagar Kommu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatric Social WorkNational Institute of Mental Health and NeurosciencesBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryNational Institute of Mental Health and NeurosciencesBangaloreIndia

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