Advantages of Psychodynamic Theory for Psychiatric Diagnosis

  • Tatjana Šikić-Sivik


The way one thinks determines to a great extent what one says — the reverse is also true. The language one is acquainted with governs one’s thinking. The traditional standard nomenclature with its old-fashioned and static structure of symptom and syndrome labels constitutes a language that is a hindrance in forming a diagnosis that could be of help for adequate treatment of the patient.


Diagnostic Model Psychiatric Clinic Psychodynamic Theory Neurotic Symptom Psychic Disorder 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatjana Šikić-Sivik
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  1. 1.Psychiatric ClinicCentrallasarettetUddevallaSweden

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