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Volume 5, issue 4

Schizofrenia

Long-term treatment of a female schizophrenic patient. A case study

KRZYSZTOF WALCZEWSKI1
1. Kliniki Psychiatrii Dorosłych Collegium Medicum UJ w Krakowie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1996, 5, 401-406
Keywords: case study, schizophrenia, long-term treatment

Abstract

In the presented case after three years of constant, regular sessions and work on "psychotic fantasy" the patient's deep anxiety content was revealed as the motive of her incomprehensible behavior in the acute psychotic phase. Such non-psychotic experience of psychotic content enables the patient to re-integrate painful, rejected and actively forgotten experiences. This is often possible in a stable and long-term therapeutic relationship.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Krzysztof Walczewski, Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych Collegium Medicum UJ,
ul. Kopernika 21, 31-501 Kraków