Shame and Psychopathology

  title={Shame and Psychopathology},
  author={Stefano Pallanti and Leonardo Quercioli},
  journal={CNS Spectrums},
  pages={28 - 43}
Abstract The origins of the word “shame” recall the concept of the infraction of integrity both as scandal and as individualization. The human experience of shame stretches along a continuum from modesty to disabling interpersonal terror. Unlike other basic affects, its emergence is a fundamental moment in the process of self-awareness and self-object differentiation. Neglected by psychiatry because it was regarded as a moral concept, today it is possible to hypothesize that it has a biologic… 

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