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Psicologia Clínica

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COSTA, Mónica; MOTA, Catarina Pinheiro  e  MILHEIRO, Cláudia. Anguish of one lost - Mary's case: therapeutic approach. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2013, vol.25, n.2, pp. 197-213. ISSN 0103-5665.

The present case study intend to discuss the experience of Maria, a 32 years old woman with an emotional and relational dynamics characterize by anguish feelings. The evaluation showed a neurotic type of emotional experience, with obvious clinical signs of anguish from the object's loss and the emotional separation, revealing strong feelings of guilt face to internal conflicts. Psychological intervention is proposed to facilitate the experience of grief through the acceptance of loss elaboration. The process of counseling, designed in the psychodynamic model, has had a structural effect, verifying a decrease in anxiety as well as attenuation of ruminating thoughts about her father's death and mother's dependence. Although still in the process, it was observed a greater capacity to think about their feelings and emotions, facilitating the breeze process of their internal conflicts.

Palavras-chave : neurotic depression; anguish; loss; mourning.

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