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Depersonalisation: En kvalitativ studie kring hur vårdpersonal upplever patienter med depersonalisationssyndrom
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Depersonalization : A qualitative study of how healthcare workers experience people with depersonalization syndrome (English)
Abstract [sv]

Depersonalisationssyndrom är ett mentalt tillstånd som uppskattas beröra mellan 13 procent av världens befolkning någon gång under livet. Trots att det anses vara ett väldokumenterat syndrom är det relativt få som känner till begreppet och vad det innebär. Avsikten med den föreliggande studien var att bidra till att öka den allmänna kunskapen samt att undersöka hur vårdpersonal upplever dessa patienter. Semistrukturerade intervjuer med fem stycken informanter, två psykologer och tre psykiatrisjuksköterskor, genomfördes med fokus på hur de upplevde sina patienter samt hur dessa påverkades i sin livsföring samt vilken behandling de fick. Analyser av empirin utfördes genom teoretisk tolkning där de två inbyggda temana i intervjuguiden var centrala. I resultaten av analyserna gick det att se olika angreppsätt i behandlingsstadiet mellan psykologer och psykiatrisjuksköterskor. I övrigt bekräftade analyserna tidigare forskning genom att visa att underdiagnostiseringen är stor, medicinanvändning vanlig samt att livet för individer med depersonalisationssyndrom många gånger kan vara problematiskt. Studien utgör därmed ett psykologiskt bidrag i kunskapsspridningen kring depersonalisationssyndrom.

Abstract [en]

Depersonalization syndrome is a mental condition that is estimated to affect between 1-3 percent of the world's population at some time during their lives. Although it is considered as a well-documented syndrome there are relatively few people who know the concept and what it means. The aim of the present study was to contribute to increasing the general knowledge and to examine how healthcare professionals experience these patients. Semi-structured interviews with five informants, two psychologists and three psychiatric nurses, ware carried out with a focus on how they experienced their patients and how they are affected in their life and what treatment they received. Analysis of the empirical data was performed by theoretical interpretation where the two built-in themes in the interview guide were central. The results of the analyses showed the different approaches in the treatment stage between psychologists and psychiatric nurses. Besides that the analyses confirmed previous research by demonstrating that the under diagnosis is great, medical use is common and the ordinary life of individuals with depersonalization syndrome can often be problematic. The study thus represents a psychological contribution in the dissemination of knowledge regarding depersonalization syndrome.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
Depersonalization, Derealisation, Stress, Trauma, Treatment, Qualitative
Keyword [sv]
Depersonalisation, Derealisation, Stress, Trauma, Behandling, Kvalitativ
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10995Local ID: EXM500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10995DiVA: diva2:1106908
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Psykologi
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Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-08 Last updated: 2017-06-20Bibliographically approved

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