Denied childhood and autoimmune diseases

sense of time Infanzia negata e malattie autoimmuni

Our immune system is a complex consisting of mind and body for this reason, medicine that only takes into account one aspect is bound to remain partial and only symptomatic, i.e., not resolving.

A pathology as complex as an oncological or autoimmune disease does not arise from one month to the next or from one year to the next but has its origins in the past, usually in a past so distant that only by doing very deep work on the person's experience can one discover from what situations it arose.

We are not referring to the work of classical or cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, although in the absence of anything else, it would still be better to rely on a classical psychological pathway as well.

Still, especially in our country, there is much ignorance and prejudice regarding the topic.

Those who relied on the care of a psychologist years ago were looked upon as strange or as crazy even; now, however, a few more openings fortunately we can appreciate especially in therapies that take into account the human being not as a mere material and biological body but as a complex being made up of body but above all soul and mind.

Before developing symptoms of the organic damage that a disease entails, the person goes through a difficult childhood, often experiences very heavy family conflicts, and, most importantly, faces painful situations in a context of psychological violence and denial of one's primarily emotional needs.

The constants that for several years, scholars of the phenomenon of autoimmune diseases have been noticing in those who later develop this type of disease are: (the list is for illustrative purposes only with no claim to completeness)

-infancy marked by loss of important affections
-trauma of the mother during pregnancy or during childbirth
-bereavements in the family especially in the first five years of the child's life
-conflicts within the family especially between parents
-absent or emotionally distant parents
-parental expectations and high expectations for what pertains to the academic or sports achievements of the little ones
-accidents and traumas experienced by the child as threatening to his or her own or the parents' safety
-abandonment by one or both parents
-psychological, physical or sexual abuse
-Parental expectations for the child to have behaviors and responsibilities already as an adult.

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