Vulnerability to Psychosis: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Nature and Therapy of the Psychotic State

1st Edition

Franco De Masi

Published May 29, 2009
Reference - 344 Pages
ISBN 9781855755048 - CAT# K378107

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Table of Contents

Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Some psychoanalytic models of psychosis -- The primitive and the pathological in psychosis -- An example of psychotic transformation -- The unconscious and psychosis -- The meaning of dreams in the psychotic state -- Intimidation at the helm: superego and hallucinations in the analytic treatment of a psychosis -- Difficulties in therapy: relapses into psychosis -- Intuitive and delusional thought -- Transference psychosis -- The fate of the transference in psychosis -- Psychotic withdrawal and jeopardization of the sense of reality -- Disturbance of identity in the psychotic process -- Trauma and psychosis -- Some modes of entry into psychosis -- Concluding remarks


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