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…

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…

The aging of population in the societies of the first world

First-world societies are subject to a growing aging process. This raises problems with regard to the sustainability of the pension system and, at the same time, generates problems of poor or inadequate treatment of elderly people’s needs. This article shows the results of a study Read more…

Neoliberalism, economic crisis and subject

The current economic crisis, which began in 2008, has been produced from the excesses of the neoliberal system, the latest version of capitalism. This is based on the deregulation, privatization and dismantling of the welfare state, born after the Second World War. The Friedmanian claim Read more…

Psychic disorders, social transformations and economic crisis

In this paper we analyze the psychic discomforts associated with the economic crisis triggered from autumn 2008. This crisis is causing a deep social transformation that affects institutions and people. In addition, the progressive impoverishment of several social sectors happens in a social model based Read more…

Preliminary notes for mental disorders’ international classifications review. About the DSM-V

It is well known for mental health professionals around the world but specially for those who are directly or indirectly involved in the mental health field, the main working lines of the new DSM-V have been finalized. As it has already happened before, an increase Read more…