There is a close connection between psychopathology and Culture. The conformity pressure plays a prominent part in the definition of what will be considered as a normal or pathological behaviour. By some examples (Stress, PTSD, Depression) are shown the specific difficulties encountered by psychopathology with regard to the prevention strategies.
Porphyrias is a group of metabolic diseases with different clinical aspects. However, the following case suggests that psychodynamic assumptions might be considered to explain a part of the symptomatology.
The authors report their experience on a workshop centered on brief psychotherapy (the STAPP model defined by Sifneos) in a postgraduate training in psychotherapy. STAPP, its extensed frame of reference and its relatively 'easy' access to study of essential paradigms, seems to constitute a priviledged tool in training psychiatrists to-be to the fundamental… (More)