THE ITALIAN SCHOOL OF PHENOMENOLOGICAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: ROOTS, DEVELOPMENTS, CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE
Keywords:Phenomenology, Psychopathology, Italian School, Delusion, Drug Addiction, Psychotherapy
The purpose of this paper is the historical and conceptual reconstruction of the constitution of both the Italian Society for Phenomenological Psychopathology and the School of Phenomenological-Dynamic Psychotherapy considering phenomenological psychopathology as the essential basis of every therapeutic treatment. In this reconstruction we applied a geographical criterion to show how in different parts and in different moments of the story of psychiatry of our contry different authors developed an interest for the great heritage of knowledge of phenomenological psychopathology, with special regards to the clinical areas of delusion, psychosis, drug addiction, and serious personality disorders.
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