existential psychiatry


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existential psychiatry

[‚eg‚zə¦sten·chəl sī′kī·ə·trē]
(psychology)
A school of psychiatry that stresses the way in which a person experiences the phenomenologic world and takes responsibility for existence.
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Moss (1992) carried out a historiographical review of phenomenological and existential psychiatry, noting the influence of Erwin Strauss, and how Aaron Beck's school of cognitive therapy took on board numerous themes of phenomenology, including personal experience, time and meaning.
Attuned spatiality is a central object of investigation in existential psychiatry.