Hysterical neurosis

Hysterical neurosis is a manifestation of mental discomfort directly related to the pathological transfer of internal conflict to somatic soil. Characteristic are motor (tremor, problems with coordination, aphonia, convulsions, paresis or paralysis), sensory (impaired sensitivity) and somatic disorders (disruption of the internal organs), as well as hysterical seizures. The diagnosis is established on the basis of serious […]

Neurasthenia

Neurasthenia (asthenic neurosis) is a pathological state of the human nervous system resulting from its exhaustion during prolonged mental or physical overload. Most often neurasthenia occurs in people 20–40 years old, in women a little less than in men. It develops during prolonged physical overstrain (hard work, lack of sleep, lack of rest), frequent stressful situations, personal tragedies, long conflicts. The […]

Acute and transient psychotic disorders

What is Acute and transient psychotic disorders – Currently, this diagnosis is the most common with the first hospitalization of a patient in the emergency department. The frequency of diagnosis ranges from 4 to 6 cases per 1000 population per year. What triggers/Causes of Acute and transient psychotic disorders: Acute transient psychotic disorders may be associated […]

Vegetosomatic disorders in depression

Vegetative disturbances in the clinic of latent depression can manifest as vegetovascular dystonia and crises. In dystonia, autonomic disorders are in the form of severe sympathicotonia (increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, dry mouth, coldness of the limbs, white dermographism, etc.) or vagotonia (slowed pulse, lowered blood pressure, increased salivation, increased intestinal peristalsis, redness of the skin, red dermographism). Sometimes the […]

Depression and suicide

The most horrendous consequence of depression is suicide. Of the 30,000 people who reportedly end their lives in the United States each year, most suffer from depression. However, since not all suicides are known (some are hidden due to stigma fears, and besides, many accidents may actually be the result of suicide), the number of actual […]

Postpartum depression

Most mothers go through a specific condition in the first or second week after giving birth. They feel sad, discouraged and anxious about their ability to care for a newborn baby. In part, hormones can be blamed, as well as lack of sleep. Your body is completely exhausted by pregnancy and childbirth, causing you to feel as if […]

Cognitive model of depression and anxiety disorders

The first attempts to study the content of the cognitive sphere were undertaken by A. Beck, who explored dreams, typical thoughts and fantasies of depressed patients in order to verify psychoanalytic theory and detect signs of repressed hostility. Instead, he found two main informative characteristics of the products being studied: a ) fixation on the topic of real or […]

Myths about suicide

Myth: Speaking about the desire to end his life, a person simply tries to attract attention. In fact: people who talk about suicide or who commit suicide attempts experience severe heartache. They try to make other people aware of this. Never ignore the threat of suicide and do not avoid the opportunity to discuss the difficulties encountered. […]

Characteristics of children with mental retardation

Underdevelopment of cognitive processes. Children with mental retardation, less than their normally developing peers, feel the need for cognition. The famous researcher Segen said: oligophrenic knows nothing, cannot and does not want. Their experience is extremely poor. They have an incomplete, sometimes distorted view of the surrounding reality. New material is absorbed only after numerous repetitions. 2 Perception often suffers from hearing loss, sight, speech […]

Productive emotional disorders

Emotional disorders in symptomatology are divided into productive and negative. Effective emotional disorders: The pathology of sensory tone includes emotional hyperesthestenia and hypesthesia. Emotional hyperesthesia – a violation of sensual tone, in which the usual strength of sensation and perception are accompanied by inadequate, heightened emotional coloring. Emotional hypesthesia is a violation of sensual tone, […]