The Destructuring of Time in Psychosis

The Destructuring of Time in Psychosis

Richard J. Rodriguez (Universidad de la República, Uruguay) and Victor E.C. Ortuño (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8163-5.ch014
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This chapter intends to interact and integrate different perspectives that address temporality as a dimension that shapes the human being's life. On the other hand, temporality as a variable or universal dimension structures both the normal and abnormal life of people, having approached the subject from the perspective of psychiatrists of the Franco-German tradition to explain and phenomenologically understand the experience of time in psychosis. At present, understanding and interdisciplinary work should be taken into account and integrated for their application in the psychosocial rehabilitation of people with this pathology, recognizing also that the subject has not obtained concrete or satisfactory answers even today.
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Phylogenetic And Time

The concept of time should be united to the idea of change, and those could be perceived by individuals while they possess the basic mechanisms to register those changes. (Correa, 2006. p.163).1

Key Terms in this Chapter

Phenomenology: Philosophical current that is dedicated to the analysis and study of the lived phenomena, the experiences, and the contents of the conscience.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation intervention model designed and applied to serious disorders such as schizophrenia or piscosis. In the same work on the project of life of the person and their reintegration into society.

Existentialism: Philosophical current that emerges as a rupture to positivist and mechanistic dogmas. This current analyzes and studies the very existence of the human being thrown into the world. Within this current, temporality is a category of great importance.

Time Perspective: A concept within subjective time field. Refers to the process of organizing and retrieving all information using a set of temporal frames which compose individuals´ temporal profile.

Psychology of Time: A general field of study within psychology. It is devoted to the study of all time-related phenomena with influence in human cognition and behaviour.

Franco-Germanic Psychiatry: Denomination assigned to a line within the psychiatry of more philosophical and humanistic perspective. It takes contributions from existentialism and phenomenology.

Psychosis: Serious mental disorder that affects more than 21 million people worldwide. It can cause serious deterioration and loss of autonomy and one of the aspects that shows disruptions is the perspective and the temporary experience.

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