The hour of the 1, the morning program of TVE, will have as a new collaborator starting this Monday the positivist psychologist Rafael Santandreu. The signing does not come without controversy, since Santandreu came to declare that “depression is caused by you” or that “only if you try hard will you get depressed.”

The also writer, author of Without fear, confirmed through his social networks his participation in the program of La 1 “every day of august, from 9 “.

“I am super happy because from Monday I will be in Madrid, on TVE, doing a psychology section“, he has stated in a message to his followers on Facebook and Instagram.

Regarding the type of issues to be discussed, Santandreu has indicated that he will speak “of a lot of issues related to personal growth“.

After knowing the announcement of this new signing for the program, many users of social networks have remembered his most controversial statements he has said over the past few years in interviews.

About depression he assured the following in an interview granted to The world in 2018: “Depression, for example, you provoke it with your internal dialogue, even if you don’t realize it. It costs a lot to get depressed: only if you try hard will you succeed. “In his opinion,” getting depressed or stressed is very difficult (…) when you learn to change it, splat, it just disappears and you are great again, “he added then.

These words have had a response from some users, who have reminded them that there is also the endogenous depression, one that is related to heritability or genetic predisposition.

Another controversial comment by the positivist psychologist features the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

In an interview with TVE, Santandreu said that “Hitler was a person to whom we have to have unconditional acceptance and throw love at him. Granted, that person was crazy, but deep down, his potential was wonderful, “a statement that did not convince the interviewer at the time.


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