Um estudo winnicottiano sobre a integração psico-somática para compreensão das doenças de pele
Alternative TitleA Winnicottian psycho-somatic integration study reflecting the comprehension of skin diseases
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The aim of this theoretical research is the study of the psycho-somatic integration process, especially concerning the comprehension of skin diseases and its relationship to the environmental failures that may occur on the emotional maturation process. Winnicott interprets that human existence is essentially psycho-somatic and the development, in relation with the emotional maturation, will be possible essentially by the relation of dependence and the environmental action. For the infant, initially, there is no such thing as the non-self reality and, in regard to the healthy development, the environmental care will lead to the integration process and the distinction of the internal/external and ultimately between me/not-me. This phenomenon may have the skin as the recognition agent of a limiting membrane as a sensitive bond between the inside and the outside. In this paper, we defend the thesis that the symptoms of psycho-somatic diseases, specifically skin diseases, may have its genesis in potential environmental failures that occurred in early phases of the baby‟s emotional development, which goal is to achieve some sort of integration. This research aims to describe the various types of integration that would occur in a healthy maturation, to explain that the psycho-somatic diseases can be understood as attempts of integration. The general comprehension of the psycho-somatic disorders made it possible to analyze the several moments in which Winnicott refers to skin diseases and to a profound study of both psycho-somatic illness and its psycho-affective dynamics related specifically to skin diseases.