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A cognitive model of pathological affective dependence
Author/s: Erica Pugliese, Angelo Maria Saliani, Francesco Mancini 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  16 Pg. 43-58 FullText PDF:  184 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2019-001005
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In recent years the Pathological Affective Dependence (PAD) has undergone considerable analysis as a form of psychopathological suffering although it is not officially recognized among the nosographic systems. This article aims to define the construct of PAD, to track the profile of the affective dependent using a framework of goals, beliefs, dysfunctional behaviors, maintenance factors and intrapsychic conflicts (external, simple or akrasic) as an explanation to the psychopathological suffering. This work is part of a broader project aimed at building a cognitive-behavioral protocol that reduces morbidity and the suffering of patients with PAD.
Keywords: Affective Dependence; Co-Dependence; Emotional Dependence; Abusive Relationship; Domestic Violence; Abusive Partner.

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Erica Pugliese, Angelo Maria Saliani, Francesco Mancini, A cognitive model of pathological affective dependence in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 1/2019, pp. 43-58, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2019-001005


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