#Istayathome: danger for abused children

This month of April will be remembered as the month of quarantine, but it is also – worldwide – the month of raising awareness of child maltreatment. The two have a much stronger connection than one might think. On social networks we are inundated with news, images and stories that show an alleged ideal quarantine. We cook, we train perhaps…

The horizontal conflict (part 2/3): women VS men (2/2).

PREMISE. In the previous part of this article I introduced the controversial theme of sexual domination, alternating between females and males. Since this is a macrosocial phenomenon, what I write here (both in this conclusive and in the previous part) necessarily has a certain degree of generalization. I therefore emphasize that, with the psychosocial arguments that I present here, it…

Abortion and emotional disturbances

Women with a history of spontaneous abortion often experience pain that, both on an emotional and behavioral level, approaches the intensity of a real loss. This pain is usually alleviated spontaneously after about 6 months, or with the arrival of a new pregnancy. What happens when this doesn’t happen? Daniela Chieppa – OPEN SCHOOL, Cognitive Studies San Benedetto del Tronto…

Sexual abuse of minors: between fragility and indifference

Child sexual abuse is one of the most extreme forms of violence in our society. It damages the physical, psychological, emotional and social development of children.   Advertising message It is a phenomenon of enormous proportions: according to the United Nations, about 10% of European minors are or have been victims of some form of sexual abuse. Yet still it…

Neuropathological and neuropsychological aspects in the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD)

The article offers an in-depth analysis of the neuropathological characteristics of the behavioral variant of Frontotemporal Dementia, in relation to the specific cognitive deficits and clinical signs that the syndrome entails.   Advertising message Frontotemporal dementia describes a group of syndromes that present deficits in executive functions, changes in behavior and language problems. There are two subtypes, behavioral and linguistic,…

“I want you to want me!”: How sexual desire changes over the course of the relationship

A study recently published in Archives of Sexual Behavior investigated the correlation between sexual desire and couple satisfaction, in particular on the oscillation of male and female desire over time (McNulty et al., 2019).   Advertising message It is now well known how much sexual desire and understanding in the bedroom are important for the success of a stable and…

Covid-19: behavioral vademecum addressed to health personnel for the management of communications with patients

A behavioral vademecum addressed to Healthcare Continuity (CA) and Special Care Continuity Units (USCA), for the management of communications with patients and their families, in the context of the COVID-19 emergency.   The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is putting a strain on not only hospital staff but also on the territory, due to both the increase in the flows of calls and…

Perinatal mourning and its repercussions on the couple

Following the perinatal mourning, we are faced with suffering, emotions and changes that also affect the functioning of the couple.   Advertising message Loss during pregnancy is a traumatic, ambiguous and paradoxical event, which affects not only the woman and the partner in their individuality, but also communication, relational dynamics and, finally, the sphere of sexuality and couple intimacy. When…

Psychological vulnerability in subjects with major (or unipolar) depressive disorder in the quarantine period

In people with depression, the health emergency from Covid-19 only heightens the sense of inadequacy and closure towards the world. How can these patients be helped to get through the quarantine period?   Advertising message Italy, our country, has been acting for several months now as an emblem and warning about the consequences that a State could, and in our…