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Vol. 40, No. 4, 2007
Issue release date: May 2007
Section title: Original Paper
Psychopathology 2007;40:236–241
(DOI:10.1159/000101366)

The Differentiation between ‘Lack of Insight’ and ‘Dysfunctional Health Beliefs’ in Schizophrenia

Linden M. · Godemann F.
aResearch Group Psychosomatic Rehabilitation at the Charité, University Medicine Berlin and the Rehabilitation Centre Seehof, Teltow/Berlin, and bDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Charité, University Medicine Berlin and cDepartment of Psychiatry, St. Joseph Hospital, Berlin, Germany

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 3/29/2007

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

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Abstract

Background: ‘Lack of insight’ into one’s own illness is a frequent symptom in schizophrenic disorders. ‘Health beliefs’ are psychological explanations of one’s own health status and are held by all individuals. The question is how they relate to each other. Methods: Lack of insight (according to the definition of the AMDP System) and health beliefs (measured with the Illness Concept Scale) were assessed in 364 schizophrenic outpatients who participated in a study on neuroleptic long-term treatment. Results: ‘Insight into illness’ and ‘health beliefs’ are independent of each other. Insight is related to the current psychopathological status as measured by the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, whereas health beliefs are related to personal life experiences. Lack of insight and dysfunctional health beliefs are both associated with patient noncompliance. Conclusion: Poor insight and dysfunctional health beliefs are separate clinical phenomena. Making this distinction is important for guiding research and patient care.


  

Author Contacts

Prof. Dr. M. Linden
Research Group Psychosomatic Rehabilitation at the Charité
Rehabilitation Centre Seehof, Lichterfelder Allee 55
DE–14513 Teltow/Berlin (Germany)
Tel. +49 332 834 5678, Fax +49 332 834 5555, E-Mail linden@zedat.fu-berlin.de

  

Article Information

Received: June 1, 2005
Accepted after revision: April 11, 2006
Published online: March 29, 2007
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 4, Number of References : 49

  

Publication Details

Psychopathology (International Journal of Descriptive and Experimental Psychopathology, Phenomenology and Psychiatric Diagnosis)

Vol. 40, No. 4, Year 2007 (Cover Date: May 2007)

Journal Editor: Akiskal, H.S. (San Diego, Calif.)
ISSN: 0254–4962 (print), 1423–033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 3/29/2007

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


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