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The psychological trauma between psychoanalysis and infant research
Journal Title: MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA 
Author/s: Valentino Ferro 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  19 Pg. 85-103 FullText PDF:  210 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MAL2017-001006
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Since the mid-1800s, the concept of psychic trauma has been at the center of mental health debates, concerning the specific meaning of ‘traumatic experience’ and how affects individual’s psychological well-being. The present study provides an historical and descriptive overview of psychic trauma from the late Nineteenth century until today, as presented by: the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists and some authors from the Infant Research approach. The review provides a basis to discuss how the inner world and the daily reality influence the subjective experience of the person in determining the traumatic experience. Finally, clinical implications are discussed.
Keywords: Psychic trauma, developmental trauma, psychoanalysis, Infant Research, clinical developmental psychology.

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Valentino Ferro, The psychological trauma between psychoanalysis and infant research in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 1/2017, pp. 85-103, DOI:10.3280/MAL2017-001006

   

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