The Psychodynamics of Achondroplasia

  • Leonardo Ancona
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 48)


A psychological analysis of achondroplasia reveals it to be a very complex, typically multi-dimensional syndrome since it is a concentration of several parametres: biological-organical, psychological, family surroundings. Each of these aspects must be considered from a subconscious point of view as well as at a conscious level; the former may be achieved by means of analysing the subject’s behaviour and his relationship with what is most meaningful to him in his life-habitat, whereas the latter can be detected immediately.


Newborn Baby Love Relationship Conscious Level Physical Image Operative Remedy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonardo Ancona
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  1. 1.Institute of Psychiatry and PsychologySacro Cuore UniversityRomeItaly

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