Psychosomatic Transformation of Peripheral Somatic Disorder (Benign Paroxysmal Position Verig)

Authors: D. Balaštík
Authors‘ workplace: Fakultní nemocnice u sv. Anny, Brno ředitel Ing. P. Koška, MBA
Published in: Čes. a slov. Psychiat., 105, 2009, No. 6-8, pp. 290-293.
Category: Case Report


Case report of a female patient with benign paroxysmal position vertig is demonstrating how the mental predispositions change peripheral somatic disorder into a somatopsychic and psychosomatic disorder. It indicates the possible influence of older complex traumas, which are constellated again by the pressure of somatic disorder. This is supposedly enabled by the resemblance of the mental symptom of the somatic disorder and the complex and, perhaps, their mutual interconnection by perceptional channel (in our case kinesthetic). Further the importance of casual and final aspects in psychotherapy and diagnostics of psychosomatic disorder is emphasized. The study indicates not only the need for the active identification of all pathogenic complexes but also confrontation with them in case of a successful psychotherapy. Significant information can be acquired from analysis dreams and drawings.

Key words:
benign paroxysmal position vertig, psychosomatic disorder, complex, causality, finality, analytic psychotherapy.


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