The conventional expectation of any narrative, held alike by listeners and storytellers, is for a past that leads into a present that sets in place a foreseeable future. The illness story is wrecked because its present is not what the past was supposed to lead up to, and the future is scarcely thinkable (Frank, p. 55).

Frank, A. W. (1997). The wounded storyteller: Body, illness, and ethics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Pathology, Trauma, and Loss: Theory

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DiMaggio, G., Hermans, H. J. M., & Lysaker, J. T. (2010). Health and Adaptation in a Multiple Self: The Role of Absence of Dialogue and Poor Metacognition in Clinical Populations. Theory and Psychology, 20(3), 379-399.

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Pathology, Trauma, and Loss: Narrative Accounts

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