Mr. Rolón's rock-star status reflects Argentina's fascination with psychoanalysis. Argentina had 145 psychologists per 100,000 residents in a 2008 study by researchers Modesto Alonso and Paula Gago. That's far more than second-place Denmark, with 85, or ninth-place U.S. with 31, in a 2005 study by the World Health Organization.
There is some discussion of how psychology has grown to be so prevalent in Argnetina, both individually and collectively. In addition, there is a brief profile of a celebrity psychologist in Argentina, who does not appear to be respected by at least some of his peers. Read the whole thing!