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Vol. 23, No. 1-6, 1974
Issue release date: 1974
Section title: Child-Developmental Mechanisms in Symptom Formation
Psychother Psychosom 1974;23:26–34
(DOI:10.1159/000286617)

Early Psychosomatic Symptom and the Tendency towards Integration

Gaddini R.
Department of Pediatrics, University of Rome, Rome

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Abstract of Child-Developmental Mechanisms in Symptom Formation

Published online: 2/12/2010
Issue release date: 1974

Number of Print Pages: 9
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ISSN: 0033-3190 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0348 (Online)

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Abstract

Each time psychosomatic symptoms appear, something has adversedly affected the use the child is making of the object. We emphasize that the focus of investigation in these cases has to be the interaction between mother and infant, rather than infant or mother, exclusively, because the child’s early development is based on interaction. In the study of the organism biology, the mother and child can be considered as one system. That ‘system’ may safeguard the narcissistic needs of the child and may gradually, through a ‘facilitating environment’ bring out the narcissism towards the external environment in such a way that it may be invested. It is in this area – in the early ‘facilitating’ or ‘non-facilitating’ environment, which in the greatest part is administered by the pediatricians, that we have to look, if we want to produce rational, preventive, and non-interfering interventions in psychosomatic medicine.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Child-Developmental Mechanisms in Symptom Formation

Published online: 2/12/2010
Issue release date: 1974

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0033-3190 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0348 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PPS


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