Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Autism in Childhood and Autistic Features in Adults

A Psychoanalytic Perspective, 1st Edition

By Kate Barrows


320 pages

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Table of Contents

Introduction -- Autism in Children -- A psychiatric approach to autism and its relationship to a psychoanalytic perspective -- A significant element in the development of psychogenic autism -- Finding the wavelength: tools in communication with children with autism -- Analysis of a little girl with an autistic syndrome -- “Playful” therapy: working with autism and trauma -- The creation of psychic space, the “nest of babies” fantasy and the emergence of the Oedipus complex -- Joining the human family -- Autistic Features in Adults -- Autistic phenomena in neurotic patients -- The rhythm of safety -- The autistic object: its relationship with narcissism in the transference and countertransference of neurotic and borderline patients -- Working analytically with autistic-contiguous aspects of experience -- On the survival function of autistic manoeuvres in adult patients -- Keeping the ghosts at bay: an autistic retreat and its relationship to parental losses -- Finding the bridge: psychoanalysis with two adults with autistic features 1

About the Series

The Psychoanalytic Ideas Series

Psychoanalytic Ideas is a series which bring together the best of Public Lectures and other writings given by analysts of the British Psycho-Analytical Society on important psychoanalytical subjects. The focus of this series is to communicate some of the intellectual excitement about the past, present, and future of psychoanalytic ideas. The series aims to help make these ideas accessible to an even larger group of students, scholars, and practitioners worldwide.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health