Psychosomatic responses may be conceived as the results of complex interactions between mental and bodily processes that occur within a given individual. According to a bio-psychosocial dynamic framework, a specific combination of genetic, developmental, and environmental factors constitute a template for the individual's experiences of the body and their mental representation. We will present the development of the Psychosomatic Dysregulation Inventory (PDI), a self-report measure aimed to capture symptoms and alterations in bodily experiences that testifies of a dysregulation in the acquisition, processing, and use of bodily experiences. Preliminary data on this new measure will be also presented. The PDI is based on current research on attachment trauma and its effects on the brain, and integrate early research on psychosomatic diseases with current conceptualizations of psychosomatic disorders in the light of theories by Porges, Damasio, and Panksepp. Preliminary data show that the PDI discriminates well between clinical cases and controls. The PDI is a promising and theoretically consistent measure for the assessment of psychosomatic dysregulation in clinical and nonclinical samples.

Psychosomatics between attachment trauma and affective neuroscience. The psychosomatic Dysregulation Inventory (PDI): Development and preliminary data

Schimmenti, A.
2017

Abstract

Psychosomatic responses may be conceived as the results of complex interactions between mental and bodily processes that occur within a given individual. According to a bio-psychosocial dynamic framework, a specific combination of genetic, developmental, and environmental factors constitute a template for the individual's experiences of the body and their mental representation. We will present the development of the Psychosomatic Dysregulation Inventory (PDI), a self-report measure aimed to capture symptoms and alterations in bodily experiences that testifies of a dysregulation in the acquisition, processing, and use of bodily experiences. Preliminary data on this new measure will be also presented. The PDI is based on current research on attachment trauma and its effects on the brain, and integrate early research on psychosomatic diseases with current conceptualizations of psychosomatic disorders in the light of theories by Porges, Damasio, and Panksepp. Preliminary data show that the PDI discriminates well between clinical cases and controls. The PDI is a promising and theoretically consistent measure for the assessment of psychosomatic dysregulation in clinical and nonclinical samples.
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