Towards a Psychosomatic Conception of Hypochondria

The Impeded Thought

Authors: Derzelle, Martine

  • The first book focused on the clinical and theoretical aspects of hypochondria
  • Provides a possibility of therapeutic measures
  • A new approach to hypochondria based on general epistemology, Freudian epistemology, and on a new conceptualization centered around the "deadlock"
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A rigorous and groundbreaking study. Martine Derzelle is the first researcher to approach hypochondria as a relational pathology. Martine Derzelle is the first researcher to approach hypochondria as a relational pathology.

The author tackles a subject that has puzzled care professionals for decades: hypochondria. Martine Derzelle confronts all specialists (psychotherapists, psychiatrists, doctors, psychosomaticians) with the paradox of this pathology and the theoretical void on which the approach to those patients who express a suffering of various kinds has stood for more than a century.

In the first part, the author highlights the lack of theoretical elaboration on hypochondria in the existent literature; in the second part, on the basis of clinical examples, she analyzes the nature of the disease, and then offers a completely innovative theoretical elaboration. Finally, in the third part, she proposes a new and specific approach to treating this pathology at both the theoretical and clinical levels within the framework of psychoanalysis and implementing key concepts from relational psychosomatics.

About the authors

MARTINE DERZELLE, a psychologist and psychoanalyst, works in Reims, France, in the Pain Management Service of the Jean Godinot Cancer Institute; she is also one of the teachers in charge of the Specialization Degrees (D.U.) in Pain Management and Palliative Care at the Reims School of Medicine.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Psychosomatic Conception of Hypochondria
Book Subtitle
The Impeded Thought
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03053-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03053-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03052-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37976-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 121
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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