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De La Vega, G. (1973). Personalidad Fobica: Aportaciones Clinicas (Phobic Personality: Clinical Contributions): By Edgardo H. Rolla, M.D. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Kargieman, 1970. 334 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 42:303-304.

(1973). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 42:303-304

Personalidad Fobica: Aportaciones Clinicas (Phobic Personality: Clinical Contributions): By Edgardo H. Rolla, M.D. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Kargieman, 1970. 334 pp.

Review by:
Gabriel De La Vega

Encompassing a bibliography of one hundred ninety-one authors, Rolla's book describes extrapyramidal movements which correspond to the posture and automatisms that pertain to a person's relationship to his own body ego as well as his interpersonal relationships. The phobic, hysterical, and psychopathic organizations are considered. In the phobic organization, for example, proper motor coördination appears to be based on pyramidal and extrapyramidal control, and there is a better balance between auto- and alloplastic adaptation. But the patient with a phobic organization is always alert, constantly fearing the loss of such coördination which is motorially sufficient but is fantasied as a paralysis. His anxiety is in great part related to the feared return of a hysterical passivity. In the psychopathic organization, on the other hand,

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