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Search for meaning in clinical psychology of drug addiction
Author/s: Raffaele Maisto, Nicola Palmiero 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  9 Pg. 169-177 FullText PDF:  162 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSP2019-001013
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Starting from the etymology of the word vanitas, the authors are in-tent to describe how it is expressed in clinical psychology referred to drug addiction. A clinical case, monitored in an institutional context, is described below. Finally, are made some observations about the use of drug as a search for meaning and an attempt to find solution to face primitive destructuring anxieties.
Keywords: Drug addiction, trauma, identity, disassociation.

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Raffaele Maisto, Nicola Palmiero, Search for meaning in clinical psychology of drug addiction in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 1/2019, pp. 169-177, DOI:10.3280/PSP2019-001013


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