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Intérêt de la danse-thérapie chez les adultes victimes d'inceste dans leur enfance

Abstract : Ever since antiquity, a number of authors have been interested in the clinical presentation of psychotraumatism. Nowadays, various classifications (DSM IV, DSM V and CIM 10) define psychic traumatism and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A traumatism can be crudely defined as a brutal event during which the subject is confronted with the reality of one’s own death or that of loss of one’s physical integrity. PTSD is diagnosed using four criteria: recurrence syndrome, avoidance syndrome, neurovegetative activation as well as detrimental changes of cognition and humor, all within at least one month following trauma onset. PTSD is a public health issue, as demonstrated by the 2015 inquiry of AIVI («Association Internationale des Victimes de l’Inceste» or «International Association of Incest Victims»), which revealed that 22% of respondents had declared themselves as victims of incest. Clinical management of such patients comprises of both, medicinal and psychotherapeutic treatments, such as dance-therapy. It was born in the 1940s, out of the confluence of modern dance and psychoanalysis, although, in essence, all dance types can be used. Using a unique case-study, we attempted to demonstrate the interest of using dance-therapy in adults, formerly victims of incest during their childhood. Unfortunately, our results did not allow for a decisive conclusion, in spite of studies and theoretical support tending to prove the benefits of this type of therapy. It is our view, then, that it is not necessary to question this method, but rather, to evaluate it using studies with a more rigorous protocol.
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Sophie Gallet. Intérêt de la danse-thérapie chez les adultes victimes d'inceste dans leur enfance. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02302080⟩



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