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Anxiety in cancer

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lazo rosa del Cáncer

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According to the World Health Organization each year more than 10 million new cases are diagnosed of cancer?

In addition, the WHO foresees that by 2020 the figure of 16 million new cancer cases per year will have been reached.

It is common for people diagnosed with some type of cancer to have anxiety problems. This anxiety is usually experienced both, at the time of cancer diagnosis and throughout the treatment. There are many moments of stress because of the harshness of cancer treatment and the uncertain outcome.

It is also very important to take care of the form and amount of information that is given to the cancer patients, because the degree of anxiety is closely related to it. The more and better information is given to the patients, the better they will face their illness.

We must also point out that not only cancer patients are affected by anxiety, they can also suffer from their closest relatives who will accompany them throughout the process.

Depression can also appear in some patients at any time during treatment, be it surgical, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

A psychotherapeutic or psychological support is advisable in almost all cases.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Anxiety and Obesity

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obesity

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Some people try to calm their anxiety by overeating and compulsively?

The increase in the intake of foods has led to a large increase in the weight of the inhabitants of many developed countries. What has been called obesity epidemic causes a serious risk to health. It is shown that obese people have an average life ten years less than people who have a normal weight.

We can affirm that people who eat healthy and avoid sedentary lifestyle have a weight appropriate. In some countries more than half of the population weighs more than their share.

The increase in the average weight of the inhabitants of some countries has tripled with respect to the average weight of 30 years ago. Even in countries where in the past there was no overweight or obesity, such as Japan and Korea, the average has also increased.

From this page we encourage you to lead a more active lifestyle and take a healthier diet, both adults, young people.
We also want to warn of the danger of certain diet to lose weight that can put in serious risk the health.

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(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Anxiety Drugs and Pregnancy (English)

Did you know that…..
In pregnancy the use of drugs, especially during the first trimester, may increase the risk of cleft lip and palate and intrauterine growth retardation ?

Using these drugs to relive anxiety during labor and delivery affect the new born . They may produce respiratory depression, poor sucking, sedation, hypotonia and hypothermia.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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Anxiety Drugs and Elderly

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in the elderly the use of anxiety drugs, particularly Benzodiazepines, may increase the risk of oversedation, paradoxical excitement, confusion and delirium ?

These responses may be explained by age-dependent changes in drug pharmacokinetics and increased target organ sensitivity. The elderly have dismished hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes and drugs elimination capacity.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Anxiety

Episodes of acute anxiety have a great variety of somatic symptoms.

    • stiffness, tremors, weakness, unsteadiness of voice
    • palpitation, flushing or pallor, faintness, rapid pulse, increased blood pressure
    • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • cold wet extremities, rapid or irregular breathing, sleep disturbances.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Anxiety and Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud pioneered explorations into man’s inner life, discovered the role of unconscious phenomena (most particularly inner conflicts) in determining the sources of neurotic anxiety.

He recognized the crucial signihttp://psicoterapeutas.eu/wp-admin/post.php?post=5124&action=editficance of anxiety for the development of the individual and the elaboration of his neurotic and psychotic states.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)

"Retrato de Sigmund Freud"

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Biografía de Anne Marie Sandler

Anne-Marie Sandler

¿Quién es Anne-Marie Sandler?

Anne-Marie Sandler (1925-2018) fue una psicoanalista de origen suizo, hija de Otto y Hildegard Weil. Anne-Marie Weil nació en Ginebra, y se graduó en Psicología en la universidad de dicha ciudad. Por encargo de la UNESCO trabajó con su profesor, el gran psicólogo infantil Jean Piaget, en la realización de una investigación sobre el desarrollo de la noción de patria y extranjería en los niños.

Cuando tenía veinte años Anne-Marie Sandler, por aquel entonces aun con su apellido de soltera Weil, se mudó a Londres donde se formó como psicoanalista infantil en la Clínica Hampstead, posteriormente llamada “Centro Anna Freud“. En la citada clínica entablo una gran amistad con  Anna Freud, hija de Sigmund Freud, el padre del Psicoanálisis,

En Londres conoció al psicoanalista Joseph Sandler, viudo con una niña pequeña, con el cual se casó y tuvo dos hijos.

Anna Freud puso al matrimonio Sandler al frente de la Clínica Hampstead.

Anne-Marie Sandler ocupó numerosos cargos en las diferentes sociedades psicoanalíticas. De 1990 a 1993 fue presidenta de la Sociedad Psicoanalítica Británica; de 1983 a 1987 presidenta de la Federación Psicoanalítica Europea; de 1993 a 1997 ejerció la vicepresidencia de la Asociación Psicoanalítica Internacional (IPA). Además, Anne-Marie Sandler contribuyó a la creación, dentro de la IPA, de un Comité de Psicoanálisis de Niños y Adolescentes (COCAP). Tambi´én señalar que, junto a Raymond de Saussure, realizó una importante labor para reintegrar la Sociedad Psicoanalítica Alemana a la API.

Entre sus numerosos trabajos en el campo del psicoanálisis merece citarse ” Más allá de la ansiedad de ocho meses” (“Beyond Eight-Month Anxiety”) que fue publicado en 1977 en el International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. Anne-Marie observó que las madres de los niños ciegos estaban muy angustiadas porque sus bebés no volvían la cabeza hacia ellas cuando hablaban, a diferencia de los niños videntes que si lo hacían. Pues bien, Ana Marie Sandler descubrió que eso ocurría porque los niños con ceguera congénita enfocaban su energía en escuchar y no en ver; además las respuestas de los bebés a sus madres se basaban en señales proporcionadas por el sonido, el tacto, el olfato y el gusto. Este hallazgo fue muy tranquilizador para las madres y les levantó el estado de ánimo.

Anne-Marie publicó también una serie de artículos junto a su esposo Joseph Sandler de los que cabe destacar el artículo sobre el “modelo de las tres cajas” y sus trabajos para la comprensión de la transferencia y la contratransferencia en el análisis.

Anne-Marie y Josef Sandler elaboraron el “sistema de las tres cajas“, que es un marco de referencia para distinguir ciertos aspectos del funcionamiento del inconsciente.

1.- La “primera caja” está referida a las reacciones, deseos, o fantasías de deseo que se dan en la infancia. Este

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The Hospitalism and Rene Spitz

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beloved mother

The american psychoanalyst Rene Spitz (1887-1974) described the Hospitalism Syndrome in 1945. This syndrome occurs in babies when they are separated from a loving mother for a period of more than three months.
Hospitalism is caused by not being attended children in their
emotional needs (hugs, caresses, talking to them, smiling, etc.), even if they had been given exquisite care in their physical needs (food, medical care, proper clothing, etc.).

This Rene Spitz discovery, hospitalism, made it necessary to take into account the emotional and affective needs of babies admitted to institutions. And so, mothers were allowed to stay with their children when they were admitted to a hospital. The presence of the mother with the child reduces anxiety and helps a faster recovery; that is why currently in children’s hospitals, mothers are allowed to stay with their sick children.

But a sick child should not be overprotected, and it will be treated, as far as possible, not too different from the rest of the children of their age. Most children’s hospitals have teachers and a “school” where children can go every day to perform different tasks. This is especially important for children who have to be hospitalized for a long time.

The family will give the sick children affection and attention. Family must help and facilitate proper activities for his sick childrem. But family will take special care that the child does not obtain certain “secondary earnings” on account of his sick status.

In summary, the Hospitalism Syndrome will be avoided with the presence with of their beloved mother.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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