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Multiplicity and nothingness. Trauma theory and dissociative disorder
Author/s: Emilio Vercillo 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  7 Pg. 127-133 FullText PDF:  99 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2016-001009
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The clinical case allows to follow the defined progression towards a Dissociative Disorder, starting from its premises. The cold atmosphere of indifference and neglect, the obscure presence of a double (the dead twin), the development of a Submissive Controlling Strategy, and a long series of overt abuses in childhood and adolescence: all these conditions make it impossible to develop an integrated personality, ending up with the creation of separate subsystems in the same person. The author summarizes the internal dynamic of different parts, and emphasizes the non-defensive nature of this psychic structure, which is the inevitable effect of an unfavorable development context, but the only way possible to allow and guarantee survival.
Keywords: Trauma; Neglect; Abuse; Dissociative Disorder; Disorganized Attachment; Therapeutic Relation.

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Emilio Vercillo, Multiplicity and nothingness. Trauma theory and dissociative disorder in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 1/2016, pp. 127-133, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2016-001009


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