Trauma e dissociazione alla luce della teoria dell’attaccamento

Liotti, Giovanni (2005) Trauma e dissociazione alla luce della teoria dell’attaccamento. Infanzia e adolescenza, 4 (3). pp. 130-144. ISSN 1594-5146

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Objective: To clarify the controversial concepts of psychological trauma, dissociation and post-traumatic disorders in the light of attachment theory and research. Methods: The article reviews research findings and theoretical reflections on infant disorganized attachment, supporting the hypothesis that this early relational experience fosters a strong tendency to react to later traumatic stressors with dissociation (peri-traumatic dissociation is a pre-requisite for the development of post-traumatic disorders). Results: Attachment disorganization is in itself a dissociative process. The careful study of its characteristic features and of the intersubjective conditions of its development clarifies the concept of dissociation. Every life event that brings to a collapse the controlling strategies that keep attachment disorganization at brake can cause the surfacing of dissociative symptoms and appear, clinically, as a traumatic event. Conclusions: Existing evidence supports the hypothesis that a proper understanding of what constitutes psychological trauma, dissociation, and trauma-related disorders implies the careful consideration of how attachment dynamics intervene in the experiences usually regarded as traumatic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attacchment, Dissociation, Post-Traumatic stress disorder, Disorganized attachment Internal working model, Psychological trauma
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia) > 616.89 Disturbi psichici (Classificare qui Psicologia patologica e clinica, Psichiatria, Psichiatria computazionale, Neuropsicologia, il comportamento anormale comparato degli animali, le psicosi) (Include le manifestazioni dei disturbi mentali)
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 12:48
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:04

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