“Why not, yes but”: the application of the Bernian game to the critics’ resistance to their beliefs

The scientific academy is currently analyzing the resistance to critical analysis of its beliefs. This article identifies the various types of bias related to resistance using the psychiatrist Eric Berne’s Analysis of Games as a basis.   Advertising message As Francesca Pasinelli indicates in her article published in the Huffpost (2014), the absence in that period of people affected by…

Vulnerability factors in post-mastectomy depression

The experience of breast cancer represents a traumatic event for the woman, as surgery can involve marked changes in the shape and function of the body; in particular it has been seen that mastectomy has a significant impact from a psychological and social point of view and the major depressive disorder seems to have a high incidence. Daniela Chieppa –…

Masks and a meter away: what interpersonal repercussions?

What consequences will the preventive measures adopted to contain Covid-19 have on how we will reconsider peripersonal distance, security borders and intimacy? Will there be a fallout on emotional attunement? Will it be understood that there is a smile under the mask?   Advertising message In the midst of the covid-19 emergency, we suffer in an absolutely personal and subjective…

Do perfectionism and maladaptive beliefs contribute to the maintenance of symptoms in the relationship DOC?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can occur according to a wide range of clinical types. Among these there is the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; RDOC which occurs in the context of intimate relationships.   Advertising message Obsessive-compulsive disorder (DOC) is characterized by the presence of obsessions, that is, recurring and intrusive thoughts, impulses or images, which the individual tries to counter or neutralize through compulsions,…

Burnout syndrome risks in merchant marine seafarers

The population of seafarers, especially merchant navy officers, is one of the most exposed to the development of burnout syndrome.   Advertising message Burnout syndrome is defined as a complex psycho-physiological phenomenon, characterized by physical, emotional and psychological exhaustion, caused by prolonged emotional stress. The main symptoms are cynicism, depersonalization, decrease in enthusiasm and a sense of effectiveness in the…

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder a psychopathological continuum: the role of serotonin

Chronobiology studies in the psychiatric field have highlighted numerous aspects that unite seasonal affective disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Today there is the hypothesis that these two disorders could be manifestations of the same pathology.   Advertising message Since ancient times it has been observed that climatic variations influence the state of health and mood. Hippocrates in 400 BC. C….

The need to “produce” and always do something

The terror of boredom and the need to run, to always, necessarily do something. All this running, all this haste, confuses us, we no longer find the right path … we have lost the sense of where to go and “why” we go there. From an early age they taught us to compete rather than collaborate, at school they encouraged…

Low serotonin: the effects on mood and thought

Could low serotonin be the cause of an irascible mood tone, more exposed to problems of anxiety, anger and above all to depression? Let’s see in detail what this molecule is and how it is implicated in mental disorders. Contents hide 1 What is serotonin? 2 Low serotonin 3 Serotonin: depression and other disorders 3.1 The experiment 3.2 Clinical analyzes…

Is Italy an emotionally unstable country?

It is commonplace to think that the  attachment style  that characterizes each of us is reflected only on emotional relationships. Nothing more wrong! The attachment style that we have somehow inherited from our caregivers (generally the maternal figure) has strong repercussions on our entire existence  and therefore on the way in which we are reacting to the ongoing emergency. Those…

The thin line between healthy and pathological nutrition

In today’s “wellness society” in which abundance of food predominates, more and more attention is paid to nourishing in a conscious and balanced way. But there is a thin dividing line between healthy nutrition and pathology, as in the case of orthorexia and vigorexia.   Advertising message Since ancient times, food has played a leading role in the life of…