American Journal of Psychiatric Research and Reviews


Salvador Dali Meets Sigmund Freud: Paranoia, Narcissism, Snails

Research Article of American Journal of Psychiatric Research and Reviews Salvador Dali Meets Sigmund Freud: Paranoia, Narcissism, Snails John J. Hartman, Ph.D. Affiliate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, University of South Florida. This paper examines the meeting between the artist Salvador Dalí and Sigmund Freud that took place in London in July of 1938. Freud had just escaped from the Nazi regime in Austria and was about a year away from death. Dalí had been influenced by Freud’s work for many years and had sought to meet his idol on several previous occasions. The meeting, arranged by Freud’s friend, Stefan Zweig, and attended by the poet, Edward James, is noteworthy in that Dalí brought his painting, “Metamorphosis of Narcissus,” a treatise on the subject of paranoia, and sketched Freud’s head conceived as a snail. The paper offers perspectives on each of these events. The meeting is seen in the context of Freud’s artistic sensibility and his relationship to Surrealism. For Dalí the meeting served as a way to break with Surrealism and led to a revised philosophy of art. The paper concludes with the speculation that the meeting was experienced by the artist as an idealizing/envious narcissistic transference with Freud, thus replicating the theme of the painting that the artist had brought with him. Keywords: Breton; Dali; Death instinct; Envy; Sigmund Freud; Lacan; Mirror phase; Mirror transference; Narcissism; Paranoia; Surrealism ...

Education of Healthcare Professionals on an Integrated Care Pathway in order to Standardize Practice and Improve Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) who engage in Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB)

Research Article of American Journal of Psychiatric Research and Reviews Education of Healthcare Professionals on an Integrated Care Pathway in order to Standardize Practice and Improve Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) who engage in Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB) Dr. Regina Gentlesk Green Stockton University Asst. Professor Assurance Behavioral Health- Training & Community Outreach This paper addresses the lack of knowledge and lack of standardization for treating individuals who engage in self-injurious behavior (SIB) to the head. An evidence-based integrated clinical care pathway is described that was created for health care professionals treating individuals with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) who engage in frequent and/or significant SIB. It is anticipated that this pathway will increase treatment team knowledge of best practices, decrease clinical variation, standardize care, and improve clinical outcomes with this vulnerable population. Keywords: SIB; IDD, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Self-Injurious Behavior ...

The New Approaches Therapeutics That Complement Medicinal Therapy of Patients in Mental Health: an Analysis

Review Article of American Journal of Psychiatric Research and Reviews The New Approaches Therapeutics That Complement Medicinal Therapy of Patients in Mental Health: an Analysis Francisco Henrique da Silva1, Matheus Alves Siqueira de Assunção2, Evandro Valentim da Silva2, and Fálba Bernadete Ramos dos Anjos2 1Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil 2Department of Histology and Embryology, Federal University of Pernambuco,  Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil Mental illnesses represent a challenge for healthcare worldwide. In Brazil, this reality is not different, with the Unified Health System (SUS) providing or improving the therapeutic treatment of patients assisted by public health policies, through the implementation of integrative and complementary practices in mental health patient therapy. Drug therapy associated with the increase in integrative practices contributes to improvements in the patient, in addition to promoting updates to the protocols and clinical guidelines that address pathologies of the mental nature. In this context, this chapter should analyze the main mental disorders, such as drug therapies used to treat these patients, as well as the use of integrative practices that complement the use of medications. Keywords:  New Approaches Therapeutics, Complement Medicinal Therapy, Mental Health ...

Autistic Espectrum Disorder – a New Perspective About the Early Diagnostic

Review Article of American Journal of Psychiatric Research and Reviews Autistic Espectrum Disorder - a New Perspective About the Early Diagnostic Mihai Sorin Dorobantu Pediatrician - Hospital 24 Hours Unimed São Carlos / SP; Family Medicine Physician City Hall São Carlos / SP; Preceptor of the School of Medicine of the Federal University of São Carlos / SP The term “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) describes today a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders with diverse etiologies. Autism spectrum disorder is obviously a neurodevelopmental disorder that seems to be a big challenge today for both: the family doctor and the pediatrician. The core of this disorder is mainly integrated by the patient’s communication and social interaction difficulties and by the presence of repetitive or restricted behaviors and / or interests. (AUGUSTYN, PATTERSON, TORCHIA, 2019 p. 1)1-10 Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a pervasive and permanent disorder. It has no cure, no especific treatment, and this must be clarified from the begining, however, early intervention can drastically alter prognosis and soften symptoms (SOCIEDADE BRASILEIRA DE PEDIATRIA, 2019) 1-10. To benefit from early intervention, the patient with autistic spectrum disorder needs an early diagnosis. The key to their better social integration is the time. It is obvious that children identified with risk for autism spectrum disorder should be referred to a specialist with the purpose to establishing the diagnosis. However, it is primarily up to the primary-care physician to identify children at risk through developmental follow-up, behavioral follow-up and eventually through a valid screening and clinical judgment. In fact, early, accurate and appropriate diagnosis usually requires a clinician with experience in diagnosis and treatment. However, the contribution of a multiprofessional team to assess key symptoms, functional impairment, severity, and comorbid conditions is very important. The management of this patient should be individualized according to the ...

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