A Psychosocial Need Inquiry in Young Acute Psychotic Patients (A Pilot Study)

Authors: A. Scheansová
Authors‘ workplace: Psychiatrická léčebna Bohnice, Praha ředitel MUDr. I. David, CSc.
Published in: Čes. a slov. Psychiat., 103, 2007, No. 6, pp. 268-279.
Category: Original Article


The goal of this study is to offer a concept of a psychosocial need inquiry in young psychotic patients.

Theoretically, the study is based on the Erik Erikson`s concept of a human development, and the autor tried to acknowledge the extent to what a young psychotic patient can show out psychosocial needs inherent to a stable individual. The author interested whether the individual is concerned and in a position to cut adrift from his prime family, to look for a fellow, and to fulfil himself in the realm of occupation. The inquiry was applied to twenty patients, contacted during their hospitalization. Source of the examination was a patient a significant other an attending psychiatrist, and a psychosocial worker. Data were gleaned by methods of a questionnaire, and an interview.

Based on the data obtained it was possible to verify the research question confirming the psychosocial needs according to Erikson`s theory. Patients were unambiguously interested to have a fellow relationship, and to feel fulfilled in their lives. In respect of cutting adrift from prime family there appeared to be ambivalent attitudes.

Key words:
psychosis, need cut adrift, partnership, fulfil oneself.

Addictology Paediatric psychiatry Psychiatry
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