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The Clinic of the Psychosomatic Patient: Searching for the Meaning of Symptoms

Lazslo Antonio Avila*

Medical College of Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Corresponding Author:
Lazslo Antonio Avila
Ph.D., Medical College of Sao Jose do Rio Preto
Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tel: 55 17 32324905
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 13, 2014, Accepted date: May 28, 2014, Published date: June 4, 2014

Citation: Avila LA (2014) The Clinic of the Psychosomatic Patient: Searching for the Meaning of Symptoms. Health Care Current Reviews 2:124. doi:10.4172/hccr.1000124

Copyright: © 2014 Ávila LA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Abstract This paper focuses on some problems emerging from the doctor-patient relationship, when subjectivity is identified and considered. We discuss the passivity and alienation of the patient manifest in the current medical approach to sickness. Then, we stress the role of psychotherapy in allowing apprehension of the meanings that all diseases have, when lived as personal illnesses. We present a case report of a ‘difficult’ patient treated by psychodynamic psychotherapy

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