Arcila, Pablo Fossa
December 2012
Revista de Psicologia GEPU;dic2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p127
Academic Journal
Nowdays, the psychosomatic symptoms are a challenge for psychological clinic in subjects of therapeutic techniques and development of a therapeutic bond that works as continent and corrective emocional experience. The number of patients that have come for psychological consultation because of physical pain, has considerably increased in the recent past. The quantity of psychopathological symptoms that have a similar psychic operation and the helplessness as dinamism, makes us differentiate what we are referring to when we talk about psychosomatic patients; what characteristics they have in common with other psychopathological symptoms, and if the presence of some other symptom would be necessary to generate the psychosomatic pathology. The present work will review the evolution of the psychosomatic concept; the characteristics of psychosomatic personality, its etiology and possible relations with other characterological constellations such as the "as if" Personality (Deutsch, 1942), the false self Personality (Winnicott, 1960), and the overadapted Personality (Liberman, 1982)


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