Withdrawn, but not too much. The troubled therapeutic path of a teenager

Journal title PSICOBIETTIVO
Author/s Magda Di Renzo, Pamela D’Oria
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 109-117 File size 623 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2022-002009
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The article presents the clinical case of a 14-year-old girl that has been in social withdrawal for 8 months, highlighting the psychic issues that are behind her discomfort. In particular, there is an emphasis on the symbiotic dimension that characterizes her relationship with her mother as well as on the family atmosphere which leaves her father in the background. It is also highlighted how much the refusal of the school is not attributable to the performance dimension but to difficulties in the relational field. This clinical history is also a confirmation of the possibility of carrying out psychotherapy online which, with hikikomori children, could represent an important resource.

Keywords: social withdrawal, adolescence, shame, online psychotherapy, family support, narcissism

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Magda Di Renzo, Pamela D’Oria, Ritirata ma non troppo Il travagliato percorso terapeutico di una adolescente in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2022, pp 109-117, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2022-002009