Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Jana Vladislavovna Asmussen
4. term, Psychology, Master (Master Programme)
Psychosis is one of the most severe and distressing mental illnesses. This present thesis is an attempt to try to understand what a psychosis is and what can cause it when seen both from a psychodynamic and a cognitive theoretical point of view; schizophrenic psychosis in particular. I it presented that a psychosis is a state of mind where a person’s perception of the reality is severely disturbed by hallucinations, delusions and a disorganized behaviour. Thus a psychotic person perceives and experience things that only exist in the person’s subjective reality. The lack of reality testing is also found in schizophrenia which is a psychotic state influenced by disturbed contact with the surrounding world. Theories presented by Klein, Winnicott and the cognitive theory are discussed using a case as a mutual starting-point and focusing on the things that are characteristic for a psychosis.
Publication date2008
Number of pages49
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet
ID: 14670740