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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Changes in Adaptive-Compensatory Functions in Patients with Paranoid Schizophrenia with an Affective Pattern of Non-Suicidal Auto- Aggressive Behavior in Conditions of Prolonged Social Isolation

  • Open or CloseKravchenko IV1*, Sevrykov VT2 And Bezmenova NO3

    1Department of Rehabilitation Treatment, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Clinical Pharmacologist, Psychiatrist-Psychotherapist of the Interdistrict, Russia

    2Department of Forensic Medicine, Candidate of Medical Sciences, North-Western State Medical University, Russia

    3Department of Dentist, Forensic Expert, Russia

    *Corresponding author:Kravchenko IV, Department of Rehabilitation Treatment, Candidate of Medical Sciences, clinical pharmacologist, psychiatristpsychotherapist of the interdistrict, Russia

Submission: April 03, 2023;Published: April 24, 2023

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2023.06.000647

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume6 Issue5


A total of 232 patients with paranoid schizophrenia who were in conditions of long-term social isolation (prison, forced treatment) were studied. A relationship has been established between non-suicidal selfharm and leading psychopathological changes within the framework of the underlying disease in such patients. It was found that at the beginning of the development of a procedural disease, non-suicidal auto-aggression is episodic, arising impulsively, at the height of psycho-emotional experiences. In the future, non-suicidal auto-aggression acquires the character of conscious actions within the framework of a pseudo-adaptive coping strategy, the consolidation of which in the form of a dominant behavior model is prevented by increasing procedural changes in the personality.

keywordsNon-suicidal auto-aggressive actions; Coping strategy; Paranoid schizophrenia; Long-term social isolation

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