Affectivity and Identity in the Treatment of mood Disorders

Schmidt-Felzmann, Heike (2002) Affectivity and Identity in the Treatment of mood Disorders. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 218-220.


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It is not uncommon to hear patients who suffer from depression complain that they are not themselves. Given that their lives during a depressive episode may be profoundly changed, it is often easy to agree. But what does it mean to agree here? "Not being themselves� in this context refers to qualitative changes that have occurred in their way of being, including changes in personality and self-understanding. I will use the term "self� to refer to periods of a distinguishable personality pattern in a person"s life, without further discussion of their metaphysical status or the criteria for a distinction between different selves.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mood disorders; Personality Pattern; Authenticity
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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