A winter journal: group psychoanalytic psychotherapy in old age

In September 2010 a group of psychoanalysts got together with the interest of promoting an elderly care project. This project began with the collaboration of primary care centers, where elderly people over 65 often go. Many of them query their doctors about their fear of getting old, feeling lonely, losses related to themselves, instead of asking about dysfunctions or physiological discomfort.
Psychoanalitical guidance groups, within the Advice Plan for Mental Health Teams1 for elderly people, give us the opportunity to work with emotional difficulties in order to develop the physical and mental involution, the anxieties that are aroused and the triggered defenses.

Keywords:
aging, involution, anxiety, defense.

Marta Lleonart i Camps, Glòria Mateu i Vives
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