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Análise Psicológica

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REIS, Gonçalo  and  TEIXEIRA, José A. Carvalho. Agorafobia: Perspectivas fenomenológica e existencial . Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.4, pp.675-682. ISSN 0870-8231.

The authors develop a phenomenological and existential analysis of agoraphobia, characterizing the role of the agoraphobic experience as to-almost-being-oneself, and make reference to agoraphobic vertigo experience as central for the understanding of the phenomena. The agoraphobia is considered as a moral dilemma in existence that restricts the individual’s freedom of choice and the panic experience is analyzed following of the subjective-intersubjective movement demonstrating its possible credit for existential psychotherapy which, as a therapeutical relation, is part of the individual’s lived world of relations and allows the exploration of the assumptions that support the agoraphobic world as a possibility to existence.

Keywords : Agoraphobia; to-almost-being-oneself; agoraphobic vertigo; moral dilemma; existential psychotherapy.

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