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Mental illness in the view of psychotic individuals: their lines and graphic representations

A doença mental na ótica de indivíduos psicóticos: suas falas e representações gráficas
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Gasparini, Danieli; Hildebrandt, Leila Mariza; Leite, Marinês Tambara; Piovesan, Solange Maria Schmidt; Terra, Marlene Gomes; Sand, Isabel Cristina Pacheco van der

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Abstract Objective: Knowing the meanings of mental illness for individuals with psychotic disorders, hospitalized in a general hospital. Methods: Descriptive study with a qualitative approach. Five people formed the sample. It Was used a semistructured interview and graphical representation in order to obtain the information. The Data was sent to content analysis, of thematic type. Results: The surveyed was reported to mental illness, as: a result of divine punishments and witchcraft; a reality charged with suffering and difficulties, the result of losses and experiences from childhood, something difficult to explain, laden with stigma, misunderstanding, distrust and disqualification; presence of symptoms; limiting daily activities and disabling for work. Conclusion: We conclude that there is need for interventions that go beyond the reduction and control of symptoms, directing a look at the relationship of mental patient with family, work and the community.
Keywords mental disorder; mental health; hospital; psychosis; psychiatry; therapy; nursing; Brazil
Classification Psychological Disorders, Mental Health Treatment and Prevention
Free Keywords psychotic disorders; general hospitals
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3421-3431
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 1
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence