Machon Hasharon - English

Mark Roitman M.D.

Mark Roitman M.D.

 Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist, Hypnotherapist
Sunday, 21 April 2013 13:01

Post traumatic Stress Disorder

 

Sudden life threatening events, like terrorist acts, accidents, combat situations or prolonged and repeating traumas such as: constant shelling, physical or mental abuse, sexual abuse - can cause chronic mental conditions and severe suffering.

 

Fast professional intervention can alleviate those conditions and sometimes even leverage the recovery from a disaster into an opportunity for personal growth.

 

The Concept of Projective Identification: It's Use in Understanding Interpersonal and Group Processes

 

Sex surrogates

 

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Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:57

Personality and Character Disorders

 

A person's character can be seen as a blueprint of his life. It determines his attitude toward himself, toward other people, toward life in general. Personality will determine oftentimes whether a person will live in happiness or unhappiness, if he will be a "winner" or a "loser", rich or poor. The destinies of the children also depend on the parents characters.

 

Psychiatric disorders, such as depression and anxiety develop directly on the basis of character and personality defects. Different somatic conditions such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal diseases, skin diseases, addictions, eating disorder, and even some traumas, in many complicated ways can be seen as vicissitudes of some character and personality traits.

 

A person's character and personality start developing the moment he is born, and the process is going on throughout all of his life.

 

In his various texts available on this site, Dr. Roitman follows the path of different psychological syndromes and tries to explain how they developed on the basis of personality and character disorders.

 

The examples brought in those texts show how psychotherapeutic intervention can bring to significant changes in people's character and personalities, significantly improving their life and the lives of people in their surroundings.

 

Other examples in the texts show how medication removes or softens severe physical and mental symptoms, which could have developed on the ground of different personality disorders.

 

The Concept of Projective Identification: It's Use in Understanding Interpersonal and Group Processes

 

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Sunday, 21 April 2013 12:55

Organic Psychoses

 

Different poisonings, illegal drugs, disorders of metabolism, malignancies, and central nervous system diseases can cause Organic Psychoses. Fast diagnosis of those conditions can be life saving.

 

 Musical Hallucinations, Depression and Old Age

 

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This is a severe mental disorder. If not treated – it can destroy person's life. Compared to schizophrenia, effective treatment exists, which can prevent relapses of depression or mania. With a constant psychiatric follow up and adequate medication, most patients can lead an almost normal life with good social and professional functioning.

 

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