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Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome

Münchausen syndrome is a slang term for psychiatric disorders known as Factitious disorders wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma in order to draw attention or sympathy to themselves. It is also sometimes known as hospital addiction syndrome or hospital hopper syndrome. Münchausen syndrome is related to Münchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP/MSP), which refers to the abuse of another being (typically a child)...

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Music and non ordinary states of conscience

The usual change of conscience is a present experience in the 90% of human societies (Bourguignon, 1986) and can be considered part of psychological heritage and the main need of that “ceremonial animal” that is the man (Wittegenstein,1975). Conscience From the second half of the last century, in-depth anthropological and historical-religious studies, on the “ecstatic” techniques and religions, have focused on the rare relation between...

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Cervello: intelletto e genere

L’intelligenza non ha genere: essa non risponde ad una natura potenzialmente innata, ma la sua formazione è sostanzialmente prodotta dal sistema di apprendimento storico sociale. Ciò non significa che le differenze cerebrali tra i generi di uomo e donna non sussistano, ma in vero non sono molte anche se certamente influenzano le strategie di organizzazione e risoluzione del pensare intelligente che comunque, pur per strade...

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