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(2016) An experiential approach to psychopathology, Dordrecht, Springer.

Varieties of mind-body disunity

Robert Stolorow, George Atwood

pp. 113-125

This chapter is a phenomenological study of varied forms of lived mind-body disunity. Two broad types of such disunity are envisioned—those mediated by concrete bodily symbols and those that might be characterized as failures to symbolize. The first type includes hysterical conversion symptoms, hypochondriacal anxieties, and certain severe dissociative states, whereas instances of the second can be found in psychosomatic disturbances. Clinical examples of each are presented.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29945-7_6

Full citation:

Stolorow, R. , Atwood, G. (2016)., Varieties of mind-body disunity, in G. Stanghellini & M. Aragona (eds.), An experiential approach to psychopathology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 113-125.

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