The narcissistic injury and psychopathology of migration

The case of a Nicaraguan man

Efrain A. Gonzalez, Ruby A Natale, Claudia Pimentel, Robert C. Lane

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Abstract

Cultural and ethnic issues commonly surface as important therapeutic themes among many minority patients. Identity formation, self-concept, perception, and the effects of migration on the aetiology of psychiatric symptomatology are reviewed. Trauma resulting from migration, stress, and prolonged affect- laden situations in the precipitation and onset of physical disease and illness is discussed. A clinical presentation of a 68-year-old Nicaraguan man is presented to highlight the aforementioned issues, i.e., traumatization, the development of psychopathology, and the onset of physical illness as a result of forced migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Contemporary Psychotherapy
Volume29
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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The narcissistic injury and psychopathology of migration : The case of a Nicaraguan man. / Gonzalez, Efrain A.; Natale, Ruby A; Pimentel, Claudia; Lane, Robert C.

In: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.12.1999, p. 185-194.

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Gonzalez, Efrain A. ; Natale, Ruby A ; Pimentel, Claudia ; Lane, Robert C. / The narcissistic injury and psychopathology of migration : The case of a Nicaraguan man. In: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 1999 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 185-194.
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