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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735

Abstract

KOKOULINA, Ekaterina  and  ANGOSTO, Tiburcio. Psychosis of a Psychiatrist: life and work of Dr. Kandinsky. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.113, pp.39-53. ISSN 2340-2733.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0211-57352012000100004.

This article aims at reviewing the life and main clinical contributions of one of the most influential authors of Russian Psychiatry, Victor Kandisnky. Unfortunately, little of his influence has extended beyond the limits of his home country. The main purpose of this paper is to present his work. At the same time, his research on psychopathological phenomena is placed in the context of his own life experiences, which marked the author's main fields of interest. In addition to the detailed observation of his patients' symptomatology, the author performed the self-observation of his personal experience to describe certain psychopathological phenomena such as pseudohallucinations and experiences of mental automatism he suffered during different periods of his life. Despite the enormous influence that Kandinsky had in the phenomenological analysis of these psychiatric symptoms, the knowledge of his work is mostly based on translations of his writings. We believe this is the first time in Spain that work is done based on the author's original contributions.

Keywords : Kandinsky; Russian psychiatrist; pseudohallucinations; mental automatism.

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