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Animal hoarding - accumulo di animali: stile di vita, maltrattamento o psicopatologia? Una rassegna critica della letteratura
Titolo Rivista: RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA  
Autori/Curatori: S. Elisa Colombo, Previde Emanuela Prato 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2013 Fascicolo: Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  44 P. 317-360 Dimensione file:  772 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIP2013-004001
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L’Animal Hoarding o accumulo di animali si verifica quando un individuo possiede un numero di animali che eccede la sua capacita di prendersene cura in modo adeguato. Ne conseguono la compromissione della qualita di vita della persona e delle condizioni dell’abitazione in cui vive, nonche una forte sofferenza per gli animali, che vanno incontro a malattia, inedia e morte. Tale fenomeno e stato a lungo considerato uno "stile di vita" e, anche se oggi viene riconosciuto come una forma di maltrattamento degli animali, solo recentemente e divenuto oggetto di attenzione da parte della comunita scientifica, che ha fornito diversi modelli per inquadrarlo nell’ambito dei disturbi mentali. Poiche in Italia l’accumulo di animali e poco conosciuto e studiato, il presente lavoro si propone di presentarne le caratteristiche e le principali ipotesi esplicative presenti in letteratura, con particolare riferimento al Disturbo da Accumulo (Hoarding Disorder), di cui e attualmente considerato una variante, e al ruolo del trauma; vengono inoltre descritti i punti di forza e di debolezza degli interventi finora attuati per la gestione dei casi di accumulo di animali, con l’intento di promuovere un approccio multidisciplinare. Infine, e dato uno speciale risalto all’interpretazione del comportamento di accumulo di animali in relazione al rapporto normale tra esseri umani e animali, incoraggiando lo sviluppo di nuove ricerche che tengano in considerazione anche gli aspetti dell’attaccamento e dell’empatia nei confronti degli animali, che finora sono stati affrontati solo a un livello puramente descrittivo


Keywords: Accumulo di animali; Disturbo da Accumulo, relazione uomo-animale, caregiving compulsivo, maltrattamento animale.

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