Carlos Rejón Altable

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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