Month: December 2018

Etiology of depression

In modern psychiatry, it is considered that for the development of depression, as for most other mental disorders, the combined effect of three factors is required: biological, psychological and social ( O. Ergmann et al ., 1984; N. Bragina, T. Dobrokhotova 1988; Dinan T., 1994; Bardenstein L., 2000, etc.). This is a complex, so-called. ” […]

Cognitive Depression Model

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 […]

Depressive neurosis

Depressive neurosis in the form of a separate clinical form of psychogenic neurological diseases was isolated in foreign literature only in the early 60s of the XX century. In domestic psychiatry, depression was considered as one of the manifestations of affective syndrome, which can be observed in most mental illnesses, current and postponed organic brain […]

Antidepressants in cardiology practice

Depression and cardiovascular diseases are closely interrelated. In recent years, evidence has emerged that depression is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). At the same time, in some patients with coronary artery disease, depression may develop a second time, as a person’s reaction to a severe somatic disease. According to domestic and foreign studies, the prevalence of […]

Psychopathology of Will

The term “will” means the conscious, purposeful control of a person by his activity; It should be noted that volitional activity is characteristic only for humans. The behavior of animals due to instincts and conditioned-reflex connections. In the process of sociohistorical development, man has formed forms of adaptation to the environment on the basis of […]

Psychomotor agitation

When psychomotor agitation increases mental and physical activity, there is inadequate behavior, there may be impaired consciousness with delusions and hallucinations. The reasons Psychomotor agitation can occur in healthy people with acute mental trauma (severe stress). More often it is associated with car accidents and other emergencies. The causes of psychomotor excitement are toxic lesions of the […]

Anxiety personality disorder

The diagnostic category was formulated relatively recently and appeared for the first time only in the third version of the DSM, although its individual features are traced in the descriptions of old authors. To some extent, anxiety personality disorder resembles a sensitive type of psychopathy – not always distinguished in Russian classifications and attributable to variants […]

Chronic stress and anxiety – how to return calm?

A modern woman needs to catch herself everywhere and everywhere, to cope with a lot of things and at the same time also look perfect – day after day almost without rest. How not to drive yourself and restore vitality? Regular nervous “shakes” – almost the same companion of modern life. Doctors have already called stress one […]

What do people with anxiety disorder experience?

“Some of my fears were more rational, others less, but they all controlled my daily life,” admits writer Cady Morrison . And names nine points that allow us to look from the inside at a state of constant anxiety and better understand those who suffer from anxiety disorder. Five years ago I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. It didn’t surprise […]