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The intimate dimension as a therapeutic factor. The case of Giovanna between mysticism and psychosis
Author/s: Salvatore Capodieci 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 143-154 FullText PDF:  172 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSP2016-001011
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The author presents a case in which emerges the difficulty to draw a line between psychosis and radical adherence to mysticism. The case presented urges questions and reflections on the possibility of a job without memory, desire and understanding in the treatment of severe cases. The most important therapeutic factor was represented by the intuition of the existence of a dimension that was "out of the body and beyond the mind" and sharing an interest in mysticism. The perception of the patient to be "elsewhere" has allowed the author to reach her out and create with her a subject with its own life and capable of intimacy that has changed the emotional and unconscious reality of both.
Keywords: Psychosis, mysticism, intimacy, therapeutic factor, body, mind.

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Salvatore Capodieci, The intimate dimension as a therapeutic factor. The case of Giovanna between mysticism and psychosis in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 1/2016, pp. 143-154, DOI:10.3280/PSP2016-001011


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