This book is excellent. It is a starting point, which is a turning point in the conception of somatic ilnesses. This book gives us the elements to think of the specific meaning of each somatic disorder. Dr. Chiozza and colleagues comnicate findings from their many years of research (at the Luis Chiozza Foundation in Argentina) of the hidden affects in somatic disorders. The authors, following Freud, in an idea that has not beeb worked through by psychoanalysts, think that each affect has an "innervation key" - an unconscious affective structure - that determines his specific quality. As Freud said, "supress the development of a conflictive affect is the true aim of repression". Dr. Chiozza explain that the impossibility of the conscious discharge affect motivated by repression promotes the discharge of the cathexis across one element of the innervation key of each affect. In "somatic ilnesses" some elements of an affect's innervation key are more intensely invested than others. When its innervation key is thus deformed, an affect may be hidden in that it is perceived as a somatic process. It is in this sense that physical disorders are thought of as hidden affects. The author's way in exposing the research of somatic disorders such as headache, cerebrovascular disease,diabetes, respiratory disorders and asthma, and bone disorders, among others, it's very interesting and appealing. All of them hold to a similar research framework. In each disorder, Dr. Chiozza and colleagues detect a specific unconscious fantasy, which enlarges our knowledge of what happens in an ill person. I highly recommended this book to psychoanalysts and clinicians, ans perhaps we can reconsider and expand our concepts of the role of psychoanalytical inquiry in the study and inverstigation of somatic disorders.