Philosophica: International Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume 26, Issue 52, November 2018

Filosofia e Medicina sobre Dor e Sofrimento

Dulce Bouça
Pages 89-97

Compreender a Dor. A Propósito de um Caso de Anorexia Nervosa Crónica

Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric illness in which the emotions are immediately translated into body symptoms, with a strong and rigid connection between them, without conscientious of that translation by patient. In the process of therapy, the possibility of mentalization of the emotions allows auto regulation of cognitions and affects, in a process that involves patient and therapist, looking for meanings for the impasse. The aim of the treatment is always the patient well-being, even when there is no future.