by Prof. Joaquim Quintino-Aires, Founder and Director of the Vygotsky Institute (Portugal)
Prof. Joaquim Quintino-Aires is a Doctor in Psycholinguistics with graduation on Clinical Psychology. Professor of Psychotherapy and Neuropsychology in Lisbon and São Paulo, and Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, he worked at the Military Hospital of Lisbon (Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery) and currently at the Institute Vygotsky. He wrote seven books, published in several countries, and dozens of chapters and scientific articles. He held conferences, seminars and short courses in more than 40 countries. There are about twenty years he works weekly on television, on topics related to psychology and healthy human development.
“After the industrial revolution the humans entered a new era in many different areas, and also with the novelty Health versus mental illness. Greater historical-cultural complexity has greatly increased the brain structure, but also clearly marked the possibility that this appreciated new brain and mental structure could be or not present.
The historical path has brought to the human a percentage reduction in its dependence on genetics and a complementary increase in the need for education. In the twentieth century, education is not only learning to read, write and count, but rather an opportunity for structuring about 75% of the brain.
That is, what is necessary for citizenship and autonomous and integrated action in contemporary society. Education and Mental Health are no longer separate themes; but both sides of the same coin, in the process of building free humans and responsible collaborators in the society of all. This is because the need to bring together these different professionals in the same debate.”

Related posts

26 March 2018

Children with Down Syndrome Introduce their Arts in the Far East Arts Museum in Khabarovsk (Russia)

The Exhibition "Orange Sky" introduced the artworks of children and adolescents with Down Syndrom in the Far East Arts Museum...

3 October 2016

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD)

United Nations' (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on December 3 to focus on issues that...

17 August 2016

Special Session 3: Old Age & Mental Health

"Good memory, clear mind, high physical activity, adequate perception of reality, interest in what is happening around - these are...

15 August 2016

Special Session 2. Adult Mental Health

"Mental health is a system-forming factor for many related areas, primarily the social spectrum. Our goal is a healthy society,...

12 August 2016

13th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry in Copenhagen, Denmark

In 2017 this outstanding event will be held on 18 - 22 June 2017 in Copenhagen. Following the impressive success...

31 August 2016

Program of the International Conference Mental Health in the Workplace is unveiled

Professional activity is the most important sphere of human life, and professional identity almost universally serves as the foundation of...

15 February 2018

ADHD Congress 2018 in Tel Aviv, Izrael

ADHD 2018 Congress will be held on March 19-21, 2018 in Tel Aviv, Isreal. The Scientific Program incorporates all aspects of...

12 March 2021

Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities

The UNESCO Chair invites on behalf of their partners at Maynooth University to the first online event of their new project...

31 October 2018

Russian National Foundation on Rehabilitation

The Russian National Foundation on Rehabilitation has launched a new project aimed at promoting the employment of young people with...

29 June 2018

The II Film Festival "Docu-MENTAL" to Open the II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century

Within the framework of the official program of the II Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI...