International Journal of

Psychology and PsychoanalysisISSN: 2572-4037

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510029

Tourette's Syndrome: A Search for the Etiological Component and for the Improvement of the Effectiveness of the Treatment

Santiago Aliaga

Article Type: Letter To The Editor | First Published: June 13, 2018

Characterized by repeated contractions of muscle groups, tics are associated with psychic tensions that must be alleviated by persistent motor actions. In this disorder, even knowing that the movements happen, the individual does not strive to prevent these events from manifesting. In summary we can talk about two fundamental types of tics; 1) Motor tic (muscular contractions); 2) Phonic tic (vocalizations)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510028

The Role of the Adult Companion at the Onset of Psychosis in Adolescence

Giulio Gios, Claudio Busana, Enrico Ceccato

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 11, 2018

It is widely proved that methods of intervention in cases of adolescent-onset psychosis should be timely and plurifocal, with the application of integrated forms of therapy, including pharmacological treatment and psychological and social rehabilitation, also with an involvement of family members. Research studies moreover indicate that offering adolescents treatment within social contexts besides at facilities which have the specific purpose of providing treatment, on either a hospital or out-p...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510027

Butterfly and Carnivorous Plant: In-between Imaging of Borderline Functioning

Federica Vellante, Marco Alessandrini and Massimo Di Giannantonio

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 06, 2018

What could be stressed as a "division" between mental health and madness is very subtle. Indeed, it could be considered as a continuous or a borderline field that could develop toward a direction or another in human different expression of own features. By the way understanding mind could be frightening....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510026

Escape: A Study in Conversion Disorder

Richard Antony Alexander Kanaan, Dorota Jamroz

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 04, 2018

Culture is thought to be a key determinant of conversion disorder presentation, with culturally-normed social expectations being one possible influence, yet this is rarely studied. We present a case of a young woman from a cultural background where social expectations were strong, now living in Australia, who developed conversion disorder in the context of struggling against these expectations, and expressed this as a desire to escape....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510025

Life History, Clinical Practice and the Training of Psychologists: The Potential Contribution of Psychobiography to Psychology as a "Rigorous Science"

Zoltan Kovary

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May, 07,2018

Psychobiography is a qualitative, idiographic research method; it is the explicit and systematic application of psychological theories and models in writing biographies and analyzing the life history, activity and personality of historically significant persons. This method has been used in the investigation of eminent creativity for more than a hundred years from now....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510024

Freedom and the Way Forward: Liberating Psychoanalysis

Bhaskar Sripada

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: April 25, 2018

For some time, psychoanalysis has been an object of worship, like a caged bird. Its freedom has been limited by actions analysts have imposed upon themselves, even though each analyst has an independent key to set it, and himself, free. Freud's heirs are struggling with what he bequeathed them. After a long period of strife in the analytic world, there is now a sense of common purpose and a yearning for liberty....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510023

Mindfulness as a Mediating Factor between Empathy and Burnout in People of Caring Professions

Simon Surguladze, George Chikovani, Tamar Revazishvili, Nata Dzadzamia, Tatia Razmadze, Nino Iashvili and Dessa K Bergen-Cico

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 16, 2018

Mindfulness as a Mediating Factor between Empathy and Burnout in People of Caring Professions...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510022

Risk Factors of Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome in African American Young Adults: Ethnic Identity and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Monique Rowe, Jackie C Robinson, Gwendolyn L Singleton and Huijun Li

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 15, 2018

Risk Factors of Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome in African American Young Adults: Ethnic Identity and Adverse Childhood Experiences...

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