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Community psychiatry from the point of view of selected psychological needs

Agata Żaroń
Psychiatria 2018;15(1):45-49.

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Vol 15, No 1 (2018)
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Published online: 2018-03-28

Abstract

The aim of this article is to consider the possibilities to fulfil psychological human needs by the community psychiatry vs
traditional treatment of mental illness. Community psychiatry seems to give more possibilities to fulfil patients’ needs
of safety especially these who are handicapped. What is more, this kind of treatment is also more adequate to cope
with fear of social stigma and also to solve the problems connected with social phobia, the lack of motivation (e.g. in
depression) or continuity of treatment, which are important obstacles in fulfilment social needs. Community psychiatry
is also able to give more information about communication in family and potential resources of patient. On the other
hand it is worth remembering that visiting patient at his own make difference from the point of view of social roles,
which is worth consideration.

Abstract

The aim of this article is to consider the possibilities to fulfil psychological human needs by the community psychiatry vs
traditional treatment of mental illness. Community psychiatry seems to give more possibilities to fulfil patients’ needs
of safety especially these who are handicapped. What is more, this kind of treatment is also more adequate to cope
with fear of social stigma and also to solve the problems connected with social phobia, the lack of motivation (e.g. in
depression) or continuity of treatment, which are important obstacles in fulfilment social needs. Community psychiatry
is also able to give more information about communication in family and potential resources of patient. On the other
hand it is worth remembering that visiting patient at his own make difference from the point of view of social roles,
which is worth consideration.

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Keywords

mental illness, community psychiatry, psychological needs, social stigma

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Title

Community psychiatry from the point of view of selected psychological needs

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 15, No 1 (2018)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

45-49

Published online

2018-03-28

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2018;15(1):45-49.

Keywords

mental illness
community psychiatry
psychological needs
social stigma

Authors

Agata Żaroń

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