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Did you know …..

masturbation was considered a perversion in ancient times?

For centuries many people, including doctors, thought that masturbation could cause mental illness and certain organic diseases.

Nowadays masturbation is recognized as a normal sexual activity of humans.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Mental Illness and Possession

Did you know that…..

for many cultures “Possession” by the evil is often the explanation of mental illness for the symptoms of hysterical nature ?

Culturas primitivas

In those cultures the insanity is viewed as an indication of “bewitchment“, and the possessed person may be cruelly punished to protect the community from the evil within him.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Ronald D. Laing Biography

Who is R"Retrato de Ronald D. Laing"onald D. Laing ?

Ronald D. Laing (1927-1989) was a British psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He worked in the famous Tavistock Clinic where he researched the extreme disturbances in human communication, especially in psychotics patients.

Laing was concerned with the developing approaches to mental illness. He said that schizophrenia is created by certain forms of human behavior in different kinds of family.

He is considered also the father of the Anti-psychiatric movement.

Ronald D. Laing was the author of numerous books :

– Self and Others

– The Divided Self

– Sanity, Madness and the Family

– The Politics if the Family

– The Politics of Experience

– Knots

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Behavior Disorders



Diagnosis and treatment of human behavior disorders are determined by social and psychological factors. They could be : un-conscious, pre-conscious and conscious.

The understanding of the essential psychological mechanism, the causes of mental illness, the social factors and the introduction of Neuroleptics and Psychotherapy has contributed to the treatment of many patients and reduced the duration of hospital stay of psychotics.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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