Psychiatry, Medicine and their semiology

Hippokratia 1999, 3(4):180-183

Th. Didaskalou


A semiologic description of the everyday psychiatric practice is made, especially in a General Hospital setting, and comparisons regarding the existing common ground and the differences between psychiatry and general medicine are detailed.An emphasis is given on the “different view” of psychiatry which does not detract this discipline from the medical mainstream but on the contrary extends it broaderly.
After examining the possible problems arising out of the collaboration between these two disciplines in a general Hospital, reference is been made to their “language” and their Weltanschauung, which are derivatives and at the same time manipulators of their practice.