Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
Print version ISSN 0034-7450
GARCIANDIA IMAZ, José Antonio. Kidnapping and Psychopathology. A Monstrosity. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.40, n.3, pp. 577-598. ISSN 0034-7450.
Introduction: This article suggests an understanding of the experience of being kidnapped from a psychopathological perspective. Objective: To describe and give a name to the experience of being kidnapped. Method: Qualitative analysis of several cases. Conclusion: Being kidnapped is a traumatic, limit situation, and a catastrophe. An experience that musters such vicissitudes is a monstrous experience.
Keywords : Kidnapping; family; pathology; monstrosity.