Carlos Rejón Altable

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Although current diagnostic procedures favour the diagnosis of similar syndromes in different pathological processes, it cannot be overlooked that many psychiatric symptoms that share a similar 'surface grammar' differ in their 'deep grammar' or structure. In the case presented, we describe an acute psychosis where a Koro-misidentification syndrome might be(More)
BACKGROUND The logical nature of clinical judgment has been conceptualized in different ways, but a clear connection between the features of clinical judgment and those of semiology is still lacking. METHODS The characteristics of clinical judgment, medical semiology, and psychiatric semiology are described. Connections between them are drawn. RESULTS(More)
The authors report a case of delusional infestation in a 45 year-old woman followed in an out-patient setting. A review of published literature about this disorder and its nosological classification over different historical periods and by different authors is performed. Difficulties in separation of the delusion and hallucination symptoms in body phenomena(More)
BACKGROUND Most current theories explaining theory of mind (ToM) rely on the concept of 'representation', as it is usually employed in cognitive science, and is thus affected by its epistemic shortcoming, namely its incapacity to use 'sub-signifier' level information. This shortcoming is responsible for the lack of specificity of ToM deficits, which are now(More)
This text develops three interwoven issues: first, a succinct comparative analysis of medical and psychiatric semiology, which proposes that the lack of referring relations between psychiatric symptoms and brain/psychic dysfunction is a fundamental distinction between medical and psychiatric semiology. Second, the multiple features of psychiatric semiology(More)
The history of estrangement as a clinical object is very recent and concrete. It is negatively defined through the following syndromes: depersonalization, derealization and disturbances of the self. The limits that are established for its definition are very lax and unsuitable. The models that have been applied to these phenomena are explained in this(More)
INTRODUCTION Updating psychopathology is currently viewed as being dependent on a readjustment that fits the ever increasing knowledge of cerebral physiopathology. Nevertheless, this recalibration cannot elude the apories of a medical semiology based upon the identification of correlates and injury as the reference of symptoms. Experience is proposed as the(More)
Recently, the group of symptoms known as "subjective experiences" of schizophrenia has raised a growing interest. These phenomena have been shaped through concepts like depersonalization-derealization, mental automatism, disorders of the self and autism. The authors propose to review these syndromes, as well as their relationship with subjectivity(More)
BACKGROUND The current debate on the continuity or discontinuity of psychotic symptoms and common psychic experiences has mainly dealt with methodological, epidemiological and clinical issues, but it has neglected epistemological research on the main concepts of the field. METHODS The implicit epistemic structure of continuity models of psychotic symptoms(More)
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