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Mr. S’s case. between mood and personality disorder
Author/s: Costanza Jesurum 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  5 Pg. 118-122 FullText PDF:  83 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2017-002009
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The author suggests, in the case of Mr. S., to evaluate the functioning of the patient also through the personality organization lens, as the data provided does not exclude a diagnosis of Axis II disorder, in the area of borderline personality disorders. From the data collected it seems that the patient makes a massive use of old defense mechanisms typical of patients diagnosed with Axis II (splitting, projection, projective identification) which activate a reaction that denotes an enormous difficulty in containing internal states, although being capable of having an intact reality testing. A diagnosis in this direction would provide a useful suggestion for any future therapeutic work centered on the patient’s ability to mentalize and contain their moods.
Keywords: Attachment; Depression; DSM Diagnosis; Borderline Personality Disorder; Mentalization; Defense Mechanisms.

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Costanza Jesurum, Mr. S’s case. between mood and personality disorder in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2017, pp. 118-122, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2017-002009


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