Dalle prime relazioni dell’infante allo sviluppo psicobiologico

  • Matteo Terranova
  • Cena Loredana
  • Antonio Imbasciati


The purpose of this article is to show the relevance of a psychobiological approach to the study of the parent-infant relationship in early development.
Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry have always paid attention to growing bonds in Infancy. Since new discoveries in neurobiology have been made about it, also developmental psychologists started to take into account early human relationships and their effects on brain development in their models.
In this work some remarkable psychoneuroendocrinological studies are reported, showing as infant-parent bond is considered a mediator for the neurobehavioural development of the child. Accordingly to these studies, early relationships in infancy are fundamental for the human development. Therefore some implications for clinical treatment in child psychiatry are discussed.