Crisis of psychiatry: Overcoming a cultural and scientific regression

Author/s Sarantis Thanopulos
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/1 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 81-86 File size 100 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2023-001009
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The current crisis of psychiatric care in Italy has social, cultural and scientific roots. The precari-ousness of relationships, social isolation and the permanent state of emergency make more difficult the supportive intervention for fragile social realities and also the complex work of reintegrat-ing of patients into their own community. The age-long misunderstanding between the promoters of the Italian Law no. 180/1978 on psychiatric reform and psychoanalysis has weakened the entire mental health system. On the one hand, psychosocial intervention has been directed mostly towards the satisfaction of material needs and, on the other, there has been a catastrophic impoverishment of psychotherapeutic interventions. A purely biomedical approach to human suffering has benefited from this situation, and psychiatry has been often reduced to a mere pharmacologi-cal containment with a serious penalization of quality of care.

Keywords: Evidence; Community psychiatry; Subjectivation; Psychotherapy; Biomedical approach

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Sarantis Thanopulos, La crisi della psichiatria: superare una regressione culturale e scientifica in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 1/2023, pp 81-86, DOI: 10.3280/PU2023-001009