1993 issue 4


Volume 2, issue 4

Review article

Religion and the schizophrenic patient

1. II Oddziału Psychiatrycznego Szpitala Miejskiego nr 5 w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1993, 2, 375-379
Keywords: religiousness, schizophrenia


On the grounds of the concept of self-identity disorders, considered by the authors to be crucial for the pathological process named schizophrenia, the phenomenon of over-religiosity in schizophrenic patients was described. An attempt was made to analyse the role of possible functions of over-religiousness in various stages of this psychosis development. The potential significance of the patients' religiousness for the process of his rehabilitation was emphasized.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Krzysztof Czuma, II Oddział Psychiatryczny Szpitala Miejskiego nr 5,
ul. Korczaka 27, 40-378 Katowice