Sylvie Consoli

The Tenderness Publication date : April 1, 2003

- What does a child’s need for tenderness really express? And what does an adolescent’s rejection of tenderness tells us?
- How are love and tenderness linked in adulthood? How can tenderness and eroticism be reconciled?
- How can we explain the fact that some skin diseases are the expression of a lack of tenderness, and that restoring lost tenderness frequently results in a cure?
- Why is physical therapy so often effective in curing somatic diseases? Why is psychoanalytical psychotherapy so often effective in treating dermatological disorders?

This book bridges the gap between touching and speaking, the body and the mind, and dermatology and psychoanalysis.

Sylvie Consoli is a dermatologist, psychoanalyst and a member of the Société Psychanalytique of Paris.