Review of the book «The bipolar spectrum» by Joel Paris

Joel Paris is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University (Canada). In this book Paris addresses a highly topical issue: the enormous increase in the number of diagnoses associated with bipolar disorder, not only in the adult population, but also in children. Read more…

Remote psychoanalytic therapy

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned distance therapy into a very useful clinical practice and has raised the need to deepen it. This article discusses this treatment modality and places it in the context of its emergence. We reflect on its virtual characteristics: time, space, distance, Read more…

Review of the book «Melancholia – Clinical and generational Transmission» by Carlos Fernández Atiénzar

«The presence of a book on melancholy is not surprising… It is rarer, on the other hand, to find a book on psychiatry that deals with melancholy. It is pleasant but curious news at this time». With these words, José María Álvarez and Fernando Colina begin the prologue of the book Read more…

Published the Awarded texts in the IV Ángel Garma award

1st Award shared in the IV Ángel Garma Award to best unpublished work on psychoanalysis. Barcelona, 2019 «Gender and sexual difference from a psychoanalytic perspective» by Jorge Marugán Kraus The article co-awarded in the fourth Ángel Garma Award to best unpublisehd work on psychoanalysis is Read more…

The narcissistic perversion

The concept of «narcissistic perversion» (NP) explains a functioning that manifests itself in very different ways, with its pathological nature often going unnoticed, both in mental health and related fields (medical specialties, social services, justice, education). The interest of knowing and identifying NP is that, Read more…

Document from the Neonatal Studies Group

In March 2020, the Newborn’s Study Group, faced with the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, considered the consequences of measures to restrict the presence of parents in neonatal units. These measures modify the paradigm in the Developmental and Family Centered Care (DCFC) model. The adverse Read more…

The child and pediatric dentistry

The birth and evolution of pediatric dentistry is described. The clinical relevance of psychoanalytic theory, determining the importance of interdisciplinary work for the treatment of children in the dental clinic, is underlined. In early childhood development, there is an important evolutionary triad consisting of the Read more…

Mental suffering in Covid-19

Dossier: Covid-19? The pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 has caused and is still causing a health, economic, social and cultural crisis. Previously, a general optimism had been installed that was based on a premise: humanity has defeated bacteria and viruses. However, the arrival of the coronavirus Read more…

Approach to death in a long-stay residential unit

Dossier: Covid-19? Re-establishing links: «crossing the familiar history and the work of the subjectivity. Approach and support in front of the death of their relatives» Presentation of the work proposed to do with families of residents with intellectual disability and mental health disorders in a Read more…

Effects on the mental health of people in residential emergency processes in Ciutat Meridiana (Barcelona)

Incidence of the Covid-19 pandemic and suicide risk. A look at psychological distress and mental health. This article aims to explain the phenomenon of psychological distress of people who are in a situation of extreme housing vulnerability, based on the experience of the psychologists members Read more…

Secondary award in IV Angel Garma
Book review of «Interpretations. Freud phrases drawn in tango rhythm» by Daniel Schoffer

[Text in Catalan]: Daniel Schoffer és psicoanalista. Membre titular de l’APM funció didàctica. Psicoanalista acreditat per a l’anàlisi de nens i adolescents. Aquest llibre té en el seu centre frases de Sigmund Freud que parlen de l’amor, del gaudi, del plaer i, per tant, de formes de trobades i distàncies amb «l’Altre». Tenim a les mans un treball inèdit, Read more…

Open dialog at Badalona Mental Health Center for Adults 2

Open Dialogue (OD) is the Finnish model that has revolutionized the public mental health care, and the treatment and evolution of psychosis. With an approach of community intervention in network using dialogical therapy, constitutes the basis for this presentation of preliminary experiences by the Mental Read more…

To welcome and treat the difference in mental health

This article tries to make a tour of what various authors consider Normality and/or Adaptation, showing that the “normal”, refers only to the area marked by a rule that changes and adapts to various historical contexts that the subject has lived, and the difficulty of Read more…