Category: Psychology in pills

The loss of our pets

When our pets die (dogs, cats, rodents, fish, birds etc…) The pain is a physiological reaction and not different from the grieve of losing  a loved one. The bond that we establish with our cat, or dog, possesses all the characteristics of an attachment relationship....

Valentine’s Day. The Day after

The day after. Past the day that in our Western culture celebrates the feeling of love and all the couples of lovers, we go back to normal. But what normality? Leaving aside commercials, chocolate  and red roses bouquets , what happens in relationships on a...

"SPLIT" (2017) Psychology and Cinema

During the last weeks there has been much discussion about a movie projected in all the Italian and foreign cinemas. The movie, called “Split”, raised the curiosity of the public about a psychopathological disorder known by most especially through novels or films. We’re talking about...

Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personalities)

The Dissociative Identity Disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct states of personalities, which are called alternative identities. Each state has its own ways of perceiving, relating, and thinking towards itself and the environment. At least two of these identities or...

Live the present moment

Act. Not just an acronym. The Acceptance and commitment Therapy, or ACT, is a form of cognitive-matrix psychotherapy with good scientific background. It is part of the “third wave” of cognitive behavioral therapies. The ACT is based on Relational Frame Theory: a research program that...