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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

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


GUIMON, José. Psichopatology of desinhibition. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2004, n.91, pp.23-36. ISSN 2340-2733.

Social phobia, shyness and behavioral inhibition have genetic bases yet to be clarified. Desinhibition can be found in organic brain disorders, functional psychoses, substance abuse, and in the course of stressful situations blocking reaction formations of shame and shyness. The author believes that the hypothesis of a continuum ranging from social disinhibition seen in manic episodes to avoidant personality is still premature for etiological research purposes. He proposes that further efforts should be made in conceptualizing this area of psychopathology with insights coming from phenomenology, cognitive psychology and biology.

Keywords : Desinhibition; shamelessness; shyness; psychopathology.

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