2000 suplement 3

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Volume 9, suplement 3

Diagnostyka

Insight as a clinical issue, particularly in depressive syndromes – two case reports

Krzysztof Czuma1, ANNA GĄSIOREK-PAKOSZ1, BEATA WILCZEK1
1. II Oddziału Psychiatrycznego Szpitala Centrum Psychiatrii w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, 9, suplement 3 (11), 67-70
Keywords: depression, insight, case reports

Abstract

A brief overview of the literatureconcerning the problems of insight in various psychopathologicalsyndromes is presented, and thesignificance of insight in the process of treatmentis discussed. Particular attention is paid to insight indepressive syndromes. Various opinions in this matterare cited. The effect of insight on the course of illness, especially in first ever episodes of depression,is exemplified by two cases.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Krzysztof Czuma, II Oddział Psychiatryczny Szpitala Centrum Psychiatrii,
ul. Korczaka 27, 40-340 Katowice