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Heinz Hartmann and the Ego

Heinz Hartman

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Heinz Hartmann (1894-19729), the American psychiatrist, defines the EGO as the substratum of the personality ?

Hartmann defines the Ego in terms of its function, especially the control of the apparatus of motility and perception (internal and external), the contact with reality, and the inhibition of primary instinctual drives.

Heinz Hartmann

This definition of Hartmann implies, besides the genetic, the adaptive point of view-namely, the mediating function of the ego between present reality and needs of other psychic systems.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Personality and Illness

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patients with differing personalities will respond differently being ill ?

The DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) includes the following  Personality Disorders : Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Sadistic Personality Disorder, Depressive Personality, Disorder,Personality Disorder, etc.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Amok Syndrome

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Amok, or “Running Amok“, is a syndrome first described in Malaya ?

Amok was recognized later in other parts of the world, for instance, in the Philippines and in some africans country.

This syndrome occurs in males who have  schizoid personality. During a short prodromal period  these persons become even more withdrawn than usual. All of a sudden, they jump up, yell and kill some people or animals.

After the episodes they show complete amnesia.


(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)



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