1996 issue 3


Volume 5, issue 3

Refleksje wokół psychiatrii

Truth and lie in psychiatry

Krzysztof Czuma1
1. II Oddziału Psychiatrycznego Szpitala Nr V ZOZ w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1996, 5, 227-233
Keywords: psychiatry, truth and falsehood, philosophical reflection


The author's personal reflections in connection with his 20 years' anniversary of work as a psychiatrist are presented. Some ideas and theories emerging in psychiatry are considered in terms of truth and lie. Such problems are taken under consideration, as e.g. the definition of mental health and mental illness, the phenomenon of delusions, methodology of empirical research in psychiatry, ethical aspects of "deinstitutionalization", accountability of schizophrenic patients.

Address for correspondence:
Lek. Krzysztof Czuma, ul. Wajdy 2 m. 64,40-175 Katowice