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Biography of Marguerite Sechehaye

Marguerite Sechehaye (1887-1064) was a Swiss psychologist and psychoanalyst who developed a method called Symbolic Realization for the treatment of Schizophrenia.

This psychoanalyst became popular with the publication of his book “Autobiography of a Schizophrenic girl“, published in 1950. It is about the case of a teenage girl, Renée, who suffered from Schizophrenia. This book was made ??into a film by italian director Nelo Risi.

Marguerite Sechehaye, whose maiden name was Marguerite Burdet, studied Literature with the great linguist Ferdinand de Saussure. Later she studied Psychology with Claparède.

Sechehaye became interested in Psycoanalysis and began her Didactic Analysis with the psychoanalist Raymond de Saussure.

She had frequent contacts with other famous contemporary psychoanalysts as Anna Freud, Donald D. Winicott, René Spitz, etc.

Another interesting publication by Sechehaye Marguerite is “A New Psychotherapy in Schizophrenia. Relief of frustrations by Symbolic Realization”.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

Marguerite Sechehaye

Foto de Marguerite Sechehaye

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Post-holiday syndrome

Post-holiday syndrome. Truth or lie?. Myth or reality?

Now that summer has ended and nearly one hundred percent of the people who work have been incorporated into their jobs, it turns to talk of post-holiday syndrome, as often happens almost every year. But experts have not accepted the existence of so-called Post-holiday syndrome.
Regarding this syndrome, we have seen statistics that say 5% of the population suffers it, and others stated that up to 35% of the population has this disorder. And even without blinking, they listed a long series of symptoms such as poor concentration, irritability, sadness, fatigue, apathy, and so on, as manifestations of this syndrome.
We have been witnessing in recent years of the creation of multiple and diverse diseases, which are not such, they are only simple human reactions to certain situations.
(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

playa

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Consumption of alcohol in America

Did you know …..

what is the alcohol consumption in America ?

According to data published this month by the World Health Organization (WHO), Europe ranks first in consumption “per capita” of alcoholic beverages worldwide, and in the second place is America.

The top positions are occupied for the following countries: Granada 29.9 liters of alcohol per capita annually, Saint Lucia with 24.0 liters, Brazil with 19.6 liters, Chile with 19.2 liters, Argentina with 19.5 liters, Canada with 18.8 liters, and the United States with 18.1 liters.

The countries with the lowest per capita annual consumption of alcohol are: El Salvador with 9.0 liters per year, Honduras with 9.7 liters, Cuba with 12.3 liters, Jamaica with 12.5 liters, Guatemala with 13.9 liters, and Nicaragua with 14.3 liters.

The consumption per gender are :

Argentina : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 19.5 liters (males) and 10.9 (females)

Bolivia : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 14.5 liters (males) and 6.6 (females)

Brazil : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 19.6 liters (males) and 8.9 (females)

Guatemala : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 13.9 liters (males) and 1.7 (females)

Canada : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 18.8 liters (males) and 7.4 (females)

Chile : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 19.2 liters (males) and 9.3 (females)

Colombia : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 15.2 liters (males) and 9.4 (females)

Ecuador : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 18.8 liters (males) and 9.4 (females)

Mexico : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 18.0 liters (males) and 5.7 (females)

Peru : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 18.0 liters (males) and 8.6 (females)

Estados Unidos : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 18.1 liters (males) and 7.8 (females)

Venezuela : the consumption of alcohol per capita is 18.1 liters (males) and 10.7 (females)

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

silueta de un bebedor

silueta de un hombre alcohólico

 

 

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Nebulaphobia

Did you know that…..

Nebulaphobia is the pathological fears of fog ?

Etymologically the term Nebulaphobia come from two Greek words, “Nebula” meaning fog and “phobia” meaning fear or apprehension.

Nebulaphobia is a phobic disease.

We treat this mental disorder with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

fog

fog and a tree

 

 

 

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Worldwide Alcohol Consumption

Did you know that…..

After the World Health Organization’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 about 3.3 million deaths (5.9% of all global deaths) were attributable to alcohol consumption ?

The 7.6% of that deaths are among males and 4.0% females. Also, 5.1% of the global burden of disease and injury were attributable to alcohol consumption. Males also have a greater rate of total burden of disease attributable to alcohol than females (7.4% for men and 2.3% for women).

 Worldwide alcohol consumption was equal to 6.2 litres of alcohol per person aged 15 years or older. About 16.0% of drinkers engage in heavy episodicdrinking.

Females are more often lifetime abstainers than males.

In general, high-income countries have the highest alcohol per capita consumption.

Children, adolescents and elderly people are more vulnerable to alcohol.

A greater proportion of the total alcohol consumed by young people is consumed during heavy drinking episodes. Young people also may engage in more reckless behaviour while drunk.
Older drinkers typically consume alcohol more frequently than other age groups. As people grow older, their bodies are less able to handle the same levels of alcohol consumption as in previous life years.

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Astraphobia

Did you know that…..

Astraphobia is the pathological  fear of thunderstorms ?

Astraphobia is a phobic disease. Etymologically the term Astraphobia come from two Greek words, “Astra” meaning thunderstorm and “phobia” meaning fear or apprehension. We treat this mental disorder with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

dibujo de una tormenta

dibujo de una nube, rayos y lluvia

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Anemophobia

siluetas al viento

wind

 

Did you know that…..

Anemophobia is the pathological fears of wind ?

Anemophobia is a phobic disease.

Etymologically the term Anemophobia come from two Greek words, “anemo” meaning wind and “phobia” meaning fear or apprehension.

We treat this mental disorder with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adolf Meyer (English)

¿ Who is Adolf Meyer ?

Adolf Meyer was a swiss psychiatrist founder of a school of thought called: Psychobiology. That concept has had a notable influence on psychiatric development. Meyer brought the term “Psychobiology” into the foreground of the Psychiatry.

He was director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, director of the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic and professor of Psychiatry at the John Hopkins Medical School.

Adolf Meyer developed a dynamic system, and emphasized the pathological evolution of the symptoms of the psychiatric disorders in term of the presenting facts. This psychiatrist created a unique attitude toward the individual as a totality and the concept of integration with the total individual as a unit.

Adolf Meyer formulated through the subsequent years the reaction type of behavior and his concepts of “Social Adjustment“. He also brought “Social Work” into Psychiatry.

Some publications of Meyer are:

Objective Psychology or Psychobiology with subordination of Medically Useless Contrast of Mental and Physical”, publised in JAMA, and “Thirty-five years of Psychiatry in the United States and our present outlook”, edited by The American Psychiatric Association.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

Adolf Meyer

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