1Formerly Department for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at Havelland Kliniken GmbH in Nauen/ Brandenburg, Germany
Corresponding Author: Werner Schutze, Formerly Department for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at Havelland Kliniken GmbH in Nauen/ Brandenburg, Germany Tel: 00491739316182; E-Mail: [email protected]
Received Date: 02 Dec 2016
Accepted Date: 06 Dec 2016
Published Date: 09 Dec 2016
Copyright © 2016 Schutze W
Citation: Schutze W. (2016). Open Dialogue-a Contribution to a Healthier World: Threat or Chance?. Mathews J Psychiatry Ment Health. 1(2): 008.
In this article the dilemma of psychiatry as a medical science is outlined as well as options, where we as psychiatrists should turn to. Open Dialogue as a therapeutic approach to severe mental health crisis is introduced and described in its principles and elements. A case description illustrates how principles and elements are set to work. Connections to the upcoming Peer Movement are drawn as well as to EU-Legislation about Deinstitutionalisation and the UN-Convention of Civil Rights for People with Disabilities (UN-CRPD). Finally the difficulties in implementing such a comprehensive approach are outlined to get closer to an answer, whether this kind of change has more of a chance or tends to be a threat.