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Type of publication: Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Teologija / Theology (H002)
Author(s): Rudalevičienė, Palmira;Stompe, Thomas;Narbekovas, Andrius;Bunevičius, Robertas
Title: Influence of culture on the world end (apocalyptic) delusions
Is part of: World cultural psychiatry research review [electronic resource]. Honolulu, HI : World Association of Cultural Psychiatry, 2008, vol. 3, no. 2
Extent: p. 96-105
Date: 2008
Keywords: Šizofrenija;Pasaulio pabaigos (apokatiptiniai) kliedesiai;Šventas Raštas;Modernūs ženklai;Kultūrinė psichiatrija;Schizophrenia, paranoid;Delusions;Sacred Scripture;Cross-cultural comparison;Community psychiatry;Cultural psychiatry
Abstract: This article attempts to explore the genesis of the world’s end (Apocalyptic) delusions. Religious ideas of the world end given in the Sacred Scripture is found in the content of delusions but is added with inclusion of modern signs and description of the apocalypse, produced in delusional thinking of contemporary patients suffering from schizophrenia and related disorders. 295 patients suffering from schizophrenia participated in this study at the Vilnius Mental Health Center in Lithuania, among whom 69.8% reported apocalyptic delusional themes (lifetime-prevalence), both religious and culture-sensitive. Investigation of the influence of personal importance of their religious beliefs on the content of (Apocalyptic) delusions is made. We conclude that schizophrenia patients for whom their faith is of personal importance feel the coming end of the world more often than those for whom it is not. There is no significant difference found between gender or age factor on the development of the world end (Apocalyptic) delusions
Affiliation(s): Kauno medicinos universiteto Psichofiziologijos ir reabilitacijos institutas,
Vilniaus miesto psichikos sveikatos centras
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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