Posts Tagged Under: Psychiatry

Psychiatry and Sexual Perversions

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American Psychiatry Association

Did you know that…..

Psychiatry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries considered Sexual Perversions to be a form of “degeneracy” caused by hereditary and taint, and often associated with physical stigmata of degeneracy ?

It was not until 1968 that the American Psychiatry Association removed of the list of “Sexual Perversions” any sexual practices.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Aerateaus and Mood Disorders

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Aretaeus, born in the second century in Asia Minor, described the symptomatology of Mood Disorders ?

He also saw a connection between Hypomanic and Depressives episodes,  anticipating for at least seventeen centuries to modern Psychiatry.

Aretaeus described very well the guilty-ridden and the self-sacrificing attitudes of depressed patient, and the gay and overactive behavior of the hypomanic.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)

"Aretaeus Picture"

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Philanthropic Foundations

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Philanthropic Foundations devotes large sums of money to train young research workers in the psychiatric field, to support investigators already in key positions, and to finance laboratories where original studies can be curried out ?

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Dorothea Linde Dix

Who is Dorothea Linde Dix   ?

Dorothea Linde Dix (1802-1887) was a school teacher that became shocked when she saw the “places” where mental patients were locked up and the treat them received.

Dorothea Linde Dix wrote a report (famous in the Psychiatry History) about mental hospital and sent it to Massachusetts authorities in 1843.

Through her activities, twenty states built modern mental hospital, and extended the facilities of a total of thirty-two hospitals in USA, Canada and British Isles. Among these was the famous “Government Hospital for the Insane” at Washington D.C.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

"Retrato de Dorothea Linde Dix"

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