Dr.med. Othmar Mäser, Psychiater Psychotherapie

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 Yes it is of great disadvantage if psychiatric knowledge is regarded as absolute knowledge. If psychiatric knowledge is looked upon as absolute knowledge the person thinking in this way is convinced to have knowledge which is true for everyone. To consider psychiatric knowledge as absolute knowledge is not justified since psychiatric knowledge is only relative knowledge [...]

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“The understanding may be a faculty for the production of unity of phenomena by virtue of rules; the reason is a faculty for the production of unity of rules (of the understanding) under principles. Reason, therefore, never applies directly to experience, or to any sensuous object; its object is, on the contrary, the understanding, to [...]

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Psychiatric knowledge is relative knowledge. Psychiatric knowledge is relative knowledge in relation to an idea. Psychiatric knowledge is attained in relation to an idea. For example a psychiatric diagnosis is relative knowledge in relation to the categories (ideas) of DSM-IV, ICD-10 classification or any other psychiatric classification. If the clinical picture (complex of symptoms) matches with the [...]

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Some of the medical diagnoses can be determined on a physical level because these diagnoses are based on objects in an absolute sense. Psychiatric diagnoses and symptom-based medical diagnoses can not be proven on a physical level because symptoms are ideal objects which it is not possible to prove on a physical basis. This constitutes the fundamental difference between medical diagnoses [...]

A mental disorder is recognized because of certain psychological symptoms. Some of the psychological symptoms are also called psychopathological phenomena. (gr. phenomenon – that which appears) If certain psychological symptoms are present and these matche with the diagnostic criteria of a psychiatric category of e.g. ICD-10 classification a psychiatric diagnosis is determined. ……………………………………………. Link to: medical [...]

Questions and Answers

May 3rd, 2010

Below you find links to several Questions and Answers on the subject of knowledge in medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy discussed and answerd referring to Immanuel Kant`s philosophy: ………………………………………………………………. Question 1: Is it possible to prove a psychiatric diagnosis (diagnosis of a mental disorder) on an objective level? Question 2: How do we recognize a mental disorder [...]

Answer to question 1 No it is not possible to prove a psychiatric diagnosis (diagnosis of a mental disorder) on an objective level. A psychiatric diagnosis is relative knowledge in relation to a mere idea. It is not possible to prove a mere idea on a physical level. One can only ponder in mind if one does [...]

psychological term

May 1st, 2010

A psychological term is a schema to  conceive psychological phenomena in relation to this concept. For example the diagnosis: “depression” is the  schema to conceive charactristic psychological symptoms namely: low mood, low self-esteem, loss of interest or pleasure and so on in relation to this concept as it is defined in the DSM and ICD-10 classification. [...]

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