Gestalt Therapy with Schizophrenic Patients

  • Eric Friis Jørgensen
  • Lars Sørensen


Schizophrenia was first described and defined as an entity of mental disturbances by the German psychiatrist Krepelin, who used the term “dementia praecox”. Although diagnostic terms, attitudes to mental illness and treatment designs have changed considerably since then, it is still common to look for the schizophrenic process. It is still untreatability, chronicity and deterioration, which characterize this mental illness.


Schizophrenic Patient Individual Therapy Therapeutic Effort Therapeutic Work Unpleasant Feeling 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Friis Jørgensen
    • 1
  • Lars Sørensen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.AmthospitaletNykøbing, SjællandDenmark

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