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Body and Its Pain, The

Published Date: 7th August 2015

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Burloux, Gabriel


Physical pain may, in many cases be considered as a psychic symptom, in the same way as anxiety, depression and obsession. This is the main thesis of this work which demonstrates, with the help of many clinical case studies, that chronic pain (for which tests reveal no physical cause) always has its origin in a childhood which is seriously lacking in affection. The book by Gabriel Burloux presents a fascinating theoretical description of pain, with particular reference to Freud’s ideas on the subject, and a detailed account of the treatment by analytical psychotherapy of patients suffering from chronic pain.