Aspects of the Ethiology of Hallucinations

Justina Račkauskaitė, Vita Danilevičiūtė, Alvydas Navickas Abstract Hallucinations are misperceptions of things or events with one or more senses when an internal or external trigger doesn’t exist. They can be divided into visual, audioverbal, olfactorical, tactile and gustatory. Hallucinations develop due to 3 main pathophysiologicalmechanisms: psychophysiological, psychobiochemical (neurohormone dependent) and psychodynamic. Etiology of these perceptions…

Effect of Electroconvulsive Therapy of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Affective Disorders on the Auditory Event-Related Potential P300

Kastytis Dapšys, Inga Griškova-Bulanova, Rolandas Kaukėnas, Aldona Šiurkutė, Valentinas Mačiulis Abstract Auditory event-related potential (ERP) P300 is neurophysiological method of study of human cognitive functions, such as attention and working memory. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is effective method of treatment of different, mainly affective, treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders. However the mechanisms of action of ECT are not…

Ect Efficacy in the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder

Aldona Šiurkutė, Valentinas Mačiulis, Rolandas Kaukėnas, Evelina Greckienė, Eglė Ulevičiūtė-Šigajevienė, Eglė Vilūnaitė-Imbrasienė Abstract Although electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was introduced in 1938, it nevertheless remains important in today’s psychiatric practice in a number of mental disorders. Schizophrenia was one of the early indications for ECT. The researchers analyzed its medical records of 60 patients with schizophrenia…

THE EMPLOYMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNIQUE „MTHE EMPLOYMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL TECHNIQUE „MANDALA OF SUB-PERSONALITIES’ IN PSYCHIATRYANDALA OF SUB-PERSONALITIES’ IN PSYCHIATRY

Jūratė Sučylaitė Abstract Aim of this research was to present psychological educational technique “Mandala of Sub-personalities” as way to get additional information about patient’s life, helpful to diagnose diseases and to treat patients, and as effective method of education. Psychological technique “Mandala of Sub-personalities” was transferred from the context of creative writing and Self development into the context…

THE USE OF ART THERAPY, THAT IS BEING USED IN PSYCHICAL HEALTH CENTER TO CURE PEOPLE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA DISORDER

Ilona Kupčikienė Abstract Summary Schizophrenia is chronical psychic disorder, that effects all aspects of a person, including whole personality, social life and adaptation. The centre of Psychical health uses integrated treatment of people who have schizophrenia, to help them blend into society properly and to make quality of their lifes better. Art therapy is quite…