Degree of suffering--a neglected variable.


Treating physicians estimated in 437 acute psychiatric inpatients whether the individual patients subjectively suffered severely from their condition or not. The judgement of the degree of suffering of the patient proved to be not only strongly influenced by the psychopathology of the patient and its relatedness to normal psychological phenomena, but also by the subjective factors of the rater including his interpersonal difficulties and/or prejudices.

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@article{Modestin1986DegreeOS, title={Degree of suffering--a neglected variable.}, author={Jiř{\'i} Modestin}, journal={Psychopathology}, year={1986}, volume={19 6}, pages={317-23} }