Experience of time with mental disorder.

Abstract

The aim of research was to examine subjective experience of time with examinees with diagnosed schizophrenia and examinees with diagnosed neurotic disorder. Differences inside those two diagnostic categories of mental disorders, and differences u compare to examinees without diagnosed mental disorder were explored. For needs of research questionnaire was constructed accordingly to available data from literature. In research participated examinees from 30-50 of age, which were equaled by age and gender. Research was performed on three groups, first group was made of examinees with diagnosed schizophrenic disorder (n=43), second group was made of examinees with diagnosed neurotic disorder (n=40), and third group consisted of examines without mental disorder (n=39). Results of examination have showed significant statistical differences between certain groups considering particles of poll requester. Differences in subjective experience of time were presented according to items from questionnaire. Mutual for both groups of examinees with mental disorder is existence of pathological deviation in anticipating future. This was manifested in different ways and levels, depending of mental disorder. Given results confirm assumption that capability of anticipating future is important fact of mature and healthy individual.

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@article{PersiBrida2004ExperienceOT, title={Experience of time with mental disorder.}, author={Mirna Persi{\'c}-Brida and Lovorka Brajkovi{\'c}}, journal={Collegium antropologicum}, year={2004}, volume={28 1}, pages={363-76} }