Defective Births, Children, Mothers and Tales

Alessandro Petrilli


The author trace a 'psicoanalitical' history of disability, reconsidering Greek mythology as the necessary background to comprehend the psycological situation of the mothers of handicapped children: Ephestus as a prototype to reflect on disability, invalidity and chilhood handicap.


Key words: Disability - Invalidity - Chilhood - Greek mythology - Clinical Psycology 

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