Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2015     Vol 40     No 2
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      UDK 615.85:028
COBISS.SR-ID 216886284

ISSN 0350-2899. - Vol. 40, No. 2 (2015), pp. 106-110.

Original paper

Bibliotherapy as an educative and therapeutic tool and presentation of psychopathological phenomena in a literary work with a special focus on depression
Biblioterapija kao edukativna i terapijska alatka i prikaz portretisanja psihopatoloških fenomena u jednom književnom delu, sa posebnim osvrtom na depresiju

Maja Radanović
Dom zdravlja Novi Sad


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Bibliotherapy is a use of selected materials for reading for therapeutic use in medicine and psychiatry. It is a way towards solving personal problems through direct reading. There are three types of bibliotherapy: institutional, clinical and developmental. As regards the bibliotherapeutical process, we can distinguish identification, projection-itrojection, catharsis and insight. Depression is a psychiatric disorder which has been classified as a kind of mood disorder. In depression, mood is pathologically lowered which is reflected in the changes in appearance, behaviour, way of thinking and perceiving oneself and the environment. Depression is often an unrecognisable disorder and therefore inadequately treated. A mild depression episode is treated with antidepressants, but in the case of presence of anxiety symptoms, anxiolytic is introduced. Psychotherapy with psychopharmacologic approach is very important in reactive depression. In more severe types of depression episodes, if they cannot be treated as outpatients, they are hospitalised. The psychotherapeutic process and psycho-education of patients, as well as changing their lifestyles, are of great significance. The therapist will sometimes recommend books, essays, novels, poetry to his patient, so that he/she can increase his/her knowledge and enable good bond with reality, interest beyond the patient himself or to assure meeting the patient’s special needs.
Keywords: bibliotherapy, depression, psychotherapy

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Note: full text in Serbian
      Corresponding Address:
Maja Radanović,
Bate Brkića, 32/9, 21000 Novi Sad, Srbija.
Paper received: 15.4.2015
Paper accepted: 31.5.2015
Paper Internet issues: 21.8.2015
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