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V. A. Medintsev, ON THE CONCEPTUALIZATION OF MENTAL DISORDERS FROM THE STANDPOINT OF SYSTEM-PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH

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ON THE CONCEPTUALIZATION OF MENTAL DISORDERS FROM THE STANDPOINT OF SYSTEM-PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH

 

V. A. Medintsev,

Kiev, Ukraine,

vladislav-medintsev@yandex.ru

 

The article is a comment to the publication of B. Ryzhov “Three diseases and three paradoxical abilities: system-psychological interpretation // System psychology and sociology. 2019. № 1 (29). P. 5–18”. In the commentary some methodological, philosophical, diagnostic and art criticism moments of system-psychological interpretation of psychopathologies are considered. In particular, according to the author of the comment, possible different understanding of the product and the productivity of mental activity, as well as types of graphical representation of its characteristics. In particular, the mental abilities of a certain person can be determined by a point with three parameters of space: the number of elements of the system produced by him, the specific complexity of system connections and rate. Then changes in mental abilities will be represented by the trajectory of this point. In the considered methodological context, the answer to the question is also of interest: what is the nature of the transitions between the different states of the system — continuous or discrete.

In the commentary it is noted that taking into account the procedural nature of all components of existence, it is desirable to take into account the variability of all system characteristics in synchrony when constructing a model of system description for the specifics of psychopathologies. At the same time, it is possible to distinguish more or less changeable characteristics of disorders and to build a typology according to this criterion, but in the future it is possible to clarify the dependencies between their changes.

The development of classifications of mental disorders today is in the direction of their standardization as part of medical standards (ICD version). With many positive aspects of the ICD standard, the criteria and levels of classification used in it raise many methodological questions, and this standard is fundamentally different from the “triple” classification used in the article. The existence of present standards for the classification of psychopathologies does not devalue efforts to develop methodologically better approaches. While there are still serious methodological problems in understanding the mechanisms and diagnosing psychopathologies, much clearer criteria for distinguishing them are needed, which can be obtained, in particular, on the basis of in-depth development by the method of systemic psychology.

 

Keywords: system psychology; conceptualization and diagnosis of psychopathology; system volume; system complexity; system formation rate.

For citation: Medintsev V. A. On the conceptualization of mental disorders from the standpoint of systempsychological approach // Systems Psychology and Sociology. 2019. № 3 (31). P. 124–131. DOI 10.25688/2223- 6872.2019.31.3.12

 

Medintsev Vladislav Aleksandrovich, PhD in Psychology, scientific member of laboratory of methodology and theory of psychology, G. S. Kostiuk Institute of Psychology at the National Academy of Pedagogical Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine.

E-mail: vladislav-medintsev@yandex.ru

 

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