Posts Tagged Under: mental disorder


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 Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)


fog and a tree

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siluetas al viento


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 Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Did you know that…..

In diverse cultures strange behavior is often explained by the presence of a spirit sent by sorcerers o by ancestral deities ?

Haitians, for example, believe that a sorcerer can force the soul from the victim’s head and replace it with the soul of an insane dead man or animal, whose manifestations cause the mental disorder.


(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)


Haití map

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Benjamin Rush

Who’s Benjamin Rush?

Benjamin Rush is “The Father of American Psychiatry” (1745-1813) and he was the first American physician to approach the treatment of mental disorders from a scientific viewpoint, but his principal remedies were purgatives, emetics, and bloodletting.

Benjamin Rush graduated from Princeton at the age of fifteen, and received his doctor’s degree from the University of Edinburgh at the age of twenty-two.

He published a psychiatry treatise in 1812 under the title “Medical Inquiries and Observations Upon Diseases of the Mind“.

Rush devised two curious instruments, the “gyrator” based on the principle of centrifugal action to increase cerebral circulation, and the “tranquilizer“. These instruments were “shock measures“, a form of shock therapy. He thought these apparatus were good “to obviate these evils of the strait waistcoat and at the same time to obtain all the benefit of coercion“, as he used to say.

Benjamin Rush  was a very learned man and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

"Retrato de Benjamin Rush"

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