Time and the psychiatric interview. The negotiation of temporal criteria of the depressive disorder

Justyna Ziółkowska


In this article, I am concerned with doctors’ negotiations of the temporal dimension of the diagnostic criteria of depressive disorders during the first psychiatric interview. The data come from 16 initial psychiatric interviews recorded by doctors in three psychiatric hospitals in Poland. Taking a constructionist view of discourse and psychiatric practices, I shall argue that the discursive practice related to temporal information about patients’ illnesses serves in gaining information, which is useful in the medical model of psychiatric diagnosis. The doctors positioned the patients’ experiences on the timeline when the illness history was taken and temporal information authenticated the information. Conversely, the patients’ current conditions were constructed in a limitless present, which allowed the psychiatrists to remove the relativity.
Author Justyna Ziółkowska (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Justyna Ziółkowska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesHealth, ISSN 1363-4593, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2014
Publication size in sheets0
ASJC Classification3306 Health(social science)
URL http://hea.sagepub.com/content/18/2/163.abstract
Languageen angielski
Health (London)-2014-Zió-kowska-163-78.pdf 747.84 KB
Score (nominal)30
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 1.217; WoS Impact Factor: 2014 = 1.31 (2) - 2014=1.497 (5)
Citation count*3 (2021-04-14)
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Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URLhttp://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=14430
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