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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Insight In Psychosis: A Conceptual Analysis [insight Na Psicose: Uma Análise Conceitual]
Author: Mella L.F.B.
Dantas C.R.
Banzato C.E.M.
Abstract: Introduction: In the context of clinical psychiatry, insight is defined as a subcategory of self-awareness of patients, which is related to the recognition of the pathological manifestations that affect them and also the appreciation of the changes that these manifestations cause in their interaction with the outside world. Objective: To examine the forms of presentation of insight in schizophrenia and other psychoses. Methods: Conceptual analysis, with illustrative clinical vignettes, of the relation between insight and several symptomatologic dimensions of schizophrenia and related conditions, regarding clinical, neurocognitive, psychodynamic and transcultural aspects. Results: From a conceptual point of view, the construct is shaped by the theoretical approach adopted; from a clinical point of view, its presentation in psychoses is the result of the interaction with different symptomatologic areas and subjective and cultural aspects of the patient. Conclusion: Psychopathology assessment of insight must consider the complexity of the phenomenon, the theoretical approach used, and the clinical purpose for which it is done.
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Date Issue: 2011
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