International Conference on Early Psychosis – Poster B9

17-19 November 2014 - Tokyo, Japan - 9th International Conference on Early Psychosis - Poster B9, Tuesday, November 18, 11:30 am - 12:55 pm, Hana - Solving the dualism between mind and brain. The Human Birth Theory -
Martina Brandizzi1,2, Alice Masillo2, Nella Lo Cascio2, Juliana Fortes Lindau1, Claudia Dario2, Riccardo Saba2, Valentino Righetti2, Elena Pappagallo3, Elena Monducci2, Ludovica Telesforo1, Martina Patanè2, Paolo Fiori Nastro2;1Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions (NESMOS) Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy, 2Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Odontology, Rome, Italy, 3Community Mental Health Service, ASL Rome A, Rome, Italy
Introduction:In the last decades psychiatry research has become more interested in studying cognitive and behavioral manifestations of psychiatric illness, maximizing reliability.Not conscious functions of mind have been discarded as non-scientific.The early identification of psychosis has shown the blind spot of this scientific paradigm. The case of not including the APS in the DSM-5 main text due to the lack of specificity is an example. The aim of this study is proposing a change of paradigm to approach patients at early phase of illness, based not only on perceptible phenomena but also on not conscious aspects of life and relationship. Method: The Human Birth Theory formulated by Fagioli in 1971, sew up the dualism between mind and brain. Fagioli theorized that at birth light retinal stimulation produces the activation of the cerebral cortex and the beginning of human thought, which, at this moment, cannot be conscious. The emergence of the first human thought arises from the brain capacity to react to light stimulus. This process is defined by the word transformation. Results:Recent physiological findings strongly support this theory. An external agent, often represented by insane relationship at first months of life, can modify the human psychic health, producing mental illnesses. Conclusions: This theory allows a new comprehension of human being, resolving the splitting between conscious and unconscious. The alteration of human psychic health, naturally current at birth, may elicit the development of mental illness. Studying not conscious contents allow early recognizing prodromal psychosis manifestations, despite the lack of clear psychotic symptoms.
Topic Area: Diagnosis and Phenomenology

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