Journal title PSICOBIETTIVO
Author/s Paola Popolla, Talamanca Lavinia Figà
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2009/3 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 151-156 File size 102 KB
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Healing trauma - The article describes the clinical case of a patient who, following a traumatic event, develops hypochondria and somatization based symptoms. The authors focus on the lack of awareness of the disease and the lack of mentalizing capacity. A dysfunction in the primary relationship of care with the caregiver is hypothesized as the inability to mentally represent the pain which is experienced only in a physical way. The usefulness of a therapeutic relationship based on keeping the painful experiences for proper processing of the trauma is emphasized.
Keywords: Hypochondrias; Somatization; Trauma; Mentalization; Dysfunctional primary relationships.
Paola Popolla, Talamanca Lavinia Figà, Guarire dal trauma in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 3/2009, pp 151-156, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2009-003008