Posts Tagged Under: María Moya Guirao

Depressed people

Did you know…..

That in Depression is there a tendency to negative thinking, as the result of excessive abstraction and generalization?

Depressed people generalize negative events, and this leads to pessimistic anticipations and a great despair about the future. Depressed people think very negatively about themselves and the events that occur in their lives.

These patiens also do not have specific goals for their lives. They tend to think of abstract personal goals.

Several studies have also found that depressed adolescents have nonspecific personal goals, unlike adolescents who do not suffer from depression. But some studies have also shown that depressed young people can make up specific personal goals after conducting a successful psychotherapy treatment. In young people with depression, motivation, commitment and effort to achieve personal goals are very poor.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

 

Depression

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Pregnancy and Antipsychotic drugs

Did you know…..

Taking antipsychotic drugs during pregnancy can produce a syndrome of withdrawal in the newborn?

This syndrome of withdrawal in the newborn occurs when a woman takes antipsychotic medication during the third trimester of her pregnancy.

In this syndrome the newborn baby has severe dystonia, akathisia (inability to sit still or sit), tremor, bradykinesia (slowness of movement) and stiffness. These extrapyramidal effects are due to the antipsychotic medication taken by the mother.

The Pharmacovigilance Working Party (PhVWP) of the European Union Medicines Agency advises that doctors assess case by case the medication to be prescribed throughout pregnancy.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

 

Antipsychotic drugs

Antipsychotic drugs

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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 the 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.)

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Autoscopic Syndrome

¿ What is the Autoscopic Syndrome ?

Like the Capgras’s Syndrome, the Autoscopic Syndrome consists of the delusional experience of a double.

In the Autoscopic Syndrome, however, the double is not a person from the patient environment but the patient himself.

The patient claims to see a person nearby who looks exactly like himself, talks, dresses, and act as he does.

Autoscopic Syndrome may occurs in Schizophrenia and in some Neurological disease.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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Ganser’s Syndrome

Did you know that…..

In 1898 Ganser described a syndrome consisting chiefly of what he called “Vorberireden” ?

The person give only approximate answers.

When the patient with Ganser’s Syndrome is asked to do simple calculations he makes obvious mistakes, for instance, given 3 as the sum of 1 plus 1, or when he is asked to identify some object he says a wrong name.

Ganser’s Syndrome is generally encountered in prisoners who have to face trial and less frequently in noncriminal civilians.

There is not any organic disease in the Ganser’s Syndrome.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

Ganser's Syndrome (English)

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Bipolar Mood Disorder

Bipolar mood disorder is characterized by at least one elevated period called “hypo-manic” and depressives episodes“.

Clinical manifestations  in the hypo-manic states :

  • The mood is elated, irritable, or hostile.
  • Inflated self-esteem and boasting.
  • Buying  sprees and foolish business investments.
  • Racing thoughts and destructibility.
  • Deceased need for sleep and increased sexual desire.
  • Psycho-motor acceleration.

Other patients have false convictions of personal wealth or grandiose identity. Fleeting auditory and visual hallucinations are sometimes present.

 

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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