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Honorio Delgado

Honorio Delgado Espinosa, Peruvian psychiatrist and psychopathologist (Arequipa 26 September 1892 – Lima 28 November 1969)

Authored the first reports in field of psychoactive drugs  

Introduced sodium nucleinate in the management of the psychotic agitation (1917) and the use of phenobarbital for the control of seizures  (1919)

With H. Valdizán made the first phyto-pharmacological contributions in clinical and therapeutic studies on mental disorders

Described 3 fundamental concepts in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia: the autism, the disjunction of the ego with respect to the content of consciousness and the breakdown of basic categories of knowledge 

Anticipated the role of attention and cognition in the phenomenology of schizophrenia
Developed technotherapy (the use of arts for recovering psychiatric patients)