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Vol 10, No 3-4 (2013)
Review paper
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Psychological pain — conceptualization and measurement tools

Jan Chodkiewicz
Psychiatria 2013;10(3-4):109-115.

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Vol 10, No 3-4 (2013)
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Abstract

Different ways of understanding the psychological pain, its causes and ways to measure this variable were described in presented article. The special attention was paid to the Edwin Shneidman’s concept in which the psychological pain is the basic source of suicide thoughts and behaviours. Studies which show the relation between the psychological pain and suicidal tendencies and personality variables were overviewed. The article also includes demands for further research on the psychological pain.

Abstract

Different ways of understanding the psychological pain, its causes and ways to measure this variable were described in presented article. The special attention was paid to the Edwin Shneidman’s concept in which the psychological pain is the basic source of suicide thoughts and behaviours. Studies which show the relation between the psychological pain and suicidal tendencies and personality variables were overviewed. The article also includes demands for further research on the psychological pain.

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Keywords

mental pain, suicides, measurement tools

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Title

Psychological pain — conceptualization and measurement tools

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 10, No 3-4 (2013)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

109-115

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2013;10(3-4):109-115.

Keywords

mental pain
suicides
measurement tools

Authors

Jan Chodkiewicz

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