The proposed article explores the psychosocial context and attempts to define the phenomenon of stalking, as more and more attention is given to it in the current cultural scene. The main theoretical contributions that outline this complex relational phenomenon are analyzed, highlighting the characteristics of the conduct of a persecutory activity and the trauma experienced by the victim. The article then proceeds to summarize the types of persecutors, the violent conduct and its translation into an "obsessive hunt for a prey", the victim’s vulnerabilities and the psychological damage created by the crime. Through a clinical exemplification, we propose some effective strategies for the treatment of this phenomenon.
Keywords: Harassment and Relational Obsessions; Psychosocial Aspects; Types of Persecutors; Vulnerability of the Victim and Psychological Damage; Multidisciplinary Interventions.