Clinical Phenomenology Lab, Dept. of Psychological, Humanistic and Territorial Sciences


Organizational Partner: Clinical Phenomenology Lab, Dept. of Psychological, Humanistic and Territorial Sciences, ‘G. d’Annunzio’ University, Chieti, Italy

Lead: Prof. Giovanni Stanghellini, Director
Members: Dr. Milena Mancini, Dr. Simona Presenza, Dr. Francesca Trisolini, Dr. Laerte Vetrugno
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Key Words: Resident in: Italy; Working in: Italy; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy of psychiatry, Research/Phenomenology, Research/Philosophical anthropology, Services/person-centered, Services/Patient’s values, Related Area(s) of Interest: Medical humanities/literature; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health/General, Mental health/psychoses
Brief Description of Work: Our approach characterizes psychopathological phenotypes in terms of pheno-phenotypes. Our aim is to delineate the actual phenomena experienced by patients in all their concrete and distinctive detail, so that the general features of pathological conditions emerge, while preserving their peculiar feel, meaning and value for the individual patient. Systematic explorations of anomalies in the patient’s experience, for example of time, space, body, self, and otherness, may usefully be integrated with symptom-based and endophenotype-based approaches. Such anomalies can also be used as pointers to fundamental alterations in the structure of subjectivity by which particular mental disorders are characterized.
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