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A 'short family therapy' in schizophrenia, according to a specific systemic model (the 'Elementary Pragmatic Model' or EPM) with a strong paradoxical structure is presented. A total of 38 schizophrenic patients, randomly allocated, were treated according to the EPM model combined with psychotropic drugs (19 cases, each of whom underwent 10 weekly sessions(More)
This article describes an attempt to use a theoretical model of human interaction called the elementary pragmatic model to determine which communication style leads from a normal subject's interactive pattern to a schizophrenic's and, conversely, from schizophrenia to normality. Results of this experimentation reveal a clear correspondence with the data(More)
In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in juvenile sex offenders showing that this population is highly heterogeneous. The aim of the present study was to identify possible different profiles that could help understand the motivation behind offending, comparing 31 Juvenile Sexual Offenders (JSOs), 31 Juvenile Sexual Non Offenders (JSNOs) and(More)
AIM This study has the aim to represent the degree of information/training about the identification of possible stalking acts and their frequency, within the context of public and private National Healthcare and Social Assistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Socio-demographic data both of victims and possible stalkers, circumstances of events and the emotional(More)
An original method of testing which can measure interactional patterns is presented. This method is based on a relational model, which describes the relational behaviour as a sequence of elementary interactions, in which a "single bit of information" is exchanged. The model and the testing method are applied to monitoring treatment of patients with(More)