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Mood Disorders

anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, panic attacks, phobias, bipolar disorders
Increasing numbers of people are suffering from panic: Anxiety rises like a wave, reaches its peak, breaks dams.
The person is submerged, afraid of dying, the heart goes crazy, the breath stops, the external reality disappears.
Dizziness often makes orientation difficult.
The crisis comes suddenly, the first time, and almost immediately the most perverse effect is grafted: the waiting for the (next) crisis.
Freud had defined anxiety as essentially “waiting for anxiety”: waiting for a feared event: in case of panic, anxiety becomes waiting for anxiety, for the devastating wave.

Eating disorders

anorexia, bulimia, compulsive feeding
Suffering from an eating disorder upsets a person’s life, everything revolves around food and the fear of getting fat.
Things that used to be trivial now become difficult or even impossible and create anxiety, such as going to the pizzeria with friends or participate in a birthday.
Often the thoughts about food annoy the person even when he is not at the table, for example at school or at work to finish a task becomes very difficult because it seems that there is only room for thoughts about what you should eat, the fear of getting fat or having a bite.

Pathological addictions

substances, Internet addiction, pathological gambling, Hikikomori
The World Health Organization (WHO) describes pathological addiction as a “psychic condition, sometimes even physical, resulting from the interaction between an organism and a substance, characterized by behavioral responses and other reactions that include a compulsive need to take the substance continuously or periodically, in order to prove its psychic effects and sometimes to avoid the malaise of its deprivation” The new neurological sciences propose a unitary theory of addiction, whereby behavioral addictions and substance addictions are considered globally.

Relationship and family issues

Failed dialogue, problems related to the intimate sphere, anger, jealousy, separation, divorce
Jealousy: when it is chronic and obsessive, jealousy is a natural feeling, but not when it is chronic and obsessive.
Chronic jealousy tends to control and imprison the object of love.
What are the causes of toxic, obsessive jealousy? We can make hypotheses, for example:
* Early abandonment
* Partially failed separation-identification process
The child needs a prolonged symbiotic phase, which a narcissistic mother cannot grant.
The sudden and sometimes traumatic interruption of breastfeeding causes the newborn to experience an early abandonment.

Grieving process

Processing of simple and complex grievances
The typical anguish of “not having done enough” for the lost person is part of the grief and belongs to the so-called “persecutory guilt”.
It is associated with an occult sense of omnipotence as if mourning could be avoided by special strategies or by resorting to often fantastic treatments.
There is a lot of ambivalence in this persecutory guilt, a hidden grudge for the missing person who has abandoned us. The pain of remembrance.
In grief, happy memories are not comfort.
Only slowly do we get out of petrification and, while the present acquires meaning, even the past can be recovered without torment.


Trauma, violence, sexual abuse, natural disasters
What is psychological trauma?
Many definitions of Psychological Trauma have been given throughout history, but what does this term really mean?
The etymology of the word itself, which comes from the Greek and means “wound”, can help us.
The psychological trauma, therefore, can be defined as a “wound of the soul“, as something that breaks the usual way of living and seeing the world and that has a negative impact on the person who lives it.

Body-image disorders

Psychosomatic and body image disorders
They occur in most cases during the adolescent phase, especially in female subjects, although in recent years cases have been recorded.
They occur in most cases during the adolescent phase, especially in female subjects, although in recent years cases have been recorded pre-adolescent and over40.
Among the individual characteristics stand out the female sex, perfectionism and the difficulty in managing painful emotions.

Adolescential Issues

Adolescent related issues, gender dysphoria, parenting support
Parenting support is an accompanying psychological intervention for adults who, for different reasons (physiological changes linked to the various phases of the children’s life cycle, critical events, separation, personal or child problems, etc.) experience difficulties in their parenting role.
Parenthood support pathways aim to understand and improve the relationship with the children, the educational and communicative styles in the family in order to favour a better growth of the children themselves.
The family and the relationship with the parents remains the primary place where the growth and development of the child takes place.
Today we witness the coexistence of different family forms (de facto couples, legalized, single, biological and non-biological parents, reconstituted families, etc..), but constant remains the need for the creation of a positive relationship between the child / boy and parents that allows a harmonious growth of children.
It is not obvious that this can be done with ease because being a parent and educating is a very complex task.