The full text of this article
Fagioli's human birth theory and the possibility to cure mental illness
by Irene Calesini
International Journal of Environment and Health (IJENVH), Vol. 8, No. 3, 2017
Abstract: This paper deals with Fagioli's human birth theory and its implications on mental health. The first relevance of his theory lies in the discovery and formulation that human life and psychic activity begin at birth, with the reaction of the biological matter to light, an inanimate reality which is absent in the foetal condition. The dynamics that this theory demonstrates is common to all human beings as it represents the physiology of birth, in which body and mind arise together. Since his first book 'Death Instinct and Knowledge' (1972), Fagioli stated that mental illness is not a condition men are destined to, but rather a pathology that can be treated and cured through psychotherapy. Mental illness is a disease affecting the irrational, non-conscious dimension, determined by a deficiency of affection in early human relationships. This psychotherapeutic approach could provide new perspectives and possibilities for healthcare services and prevention policies.
Online publication date: Wed, 16-Aug-2017
is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.
Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.
Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environment and Health (IJENVH):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable).
See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org