The Body and Its Pain

The Body and Its Pain

Book Title: The Body and Its Pain

Author: Alan Weiss

Format: Paperback | 295 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jul 2005

ISBN-13: 9781853437946

Physical pain may, in many cases be considered as a psychic symptom, in the same way as anxiety, depression and obsession. This is the main thesis of this work which demonstrates, with the help of many clinical case studies, that chronic pain (for which tests reveal no physical cause) always has its origin in a childhood which is seriously lacking in affection. The book presents a fascinating theoretical description of pain, with particular reference to Freud's ideas on the subject, and a detailed account of the treatment by analytical psychotherapy of patients suffering from chronic pain