Psychiatrie Patient and Quality of Life

Authors: P. Baudiš;  E. Dragomirecká
Authors‘ workplace: Psychiatrické centrum Praha, ředitel prof. MUDr. C. Hóschl, DrSc.
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2002; (10): 628-632


The paper summarizes recent findings from the literature on the quality of life of psychiatrie patients. The authors describe the characteristics of subjects with mental disorders, terminological and methodological problems of the concept „quality of life".The mention also the influence of different mental disorders on the quality of life of their carriers and changes which occur during different therapeutic procedures. They describe their experience assembled with treatment using new psychopharmaceutical drugs, the influence of psychotherapeutic and social intervention on the quality of life and lifestyle of mental patients. The authors summarize also the influence of organizational changes incare of mental patients (deinstitutionalization, community care).In the conclusion they evaluate the assessment of quality of life as a new and broader view of problems faced by mental patients and human life in general.

Key words:
psychiatrie patient - quality of life - treatment - psychopharmaceutical drngs.

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