Disorders affecting self-awareness

Description

The consciousness process related to various medical disorders and illnesses and its manifestation and treatment options.

Alternative labels

diseases affecting self-perception
anosognosia
disorders of self-awareness

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Disorders affecting self-awareness is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Psychotherapist: Psychotherapists assist and treat healthcare users with varying degrees of psychological, psychosocial, or psychosomatic behavioural disorders and pathogenic conditions by means of psychotherapeutic methods. They promote personal development and well-being and provide advice on improving relationships, capabilities, and problem-solving techniques. They use science-based psychotherapeutic methods such as behavioural therapy, existential analysis and logotherapy, psychoanalysis or systemic family therapy in order to guide the patients in their development and help them search for appropriate solutions to their problems. Psychotherapists are not required to have academic degrees in psychology or a medical qualification in psychiatry. It is an independent occupation from psychology, psychiatry, and counselling.

Optional knowledge

Disorders affecting self-awareness is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Occupational therapist: Occupational therapists assist individuals or groups who have occupational limitations due to diseases, physical disorders, and temporary or permanent mental disabilities, in regaining their ability to perform daily activities. They provide treatment and rehabilitation to enable them to actively participate in society, to live their lives according to their wishes and to perform those activities that are meaningful to them.

 


 

References

  1. Disorders affecting self-awareness – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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