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Engaging Primitive Anxieties of the Emerging Self

The Legacy of Frances Tustin, 1st Edition

Edited by Howard B. Levine, David G. Power


300 pages

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Table of Contents

Introduction -- Finding a center of gravity via proximity with the analyst -- Daydreaming and hypochondria: when daydreaming goes wrong and hypochondria becomes an autistic retreat -- “Black holes” and “fear of breakdown” in the analysis of a fetishistic-masochistic patient -- Autistic states in patients with a narcissistic structure -- Sensual experience, defensive second skin, and the eclipse of the body: some thoughts on Tustin and Ferrari -- “Emotional” storms in autistoid dynamics -- “The very same is lost”: in pursuit of mental coverage when emerging from autistic states -- Bion and the unintegrated states: falling, dissolving, and spilling -- Inhibition of curiosity due to concern about the object’s response: difficulties in tolerating a “third position” in relation to autism -- Language used as an autistic object -- The struggle to make the autistic child human -- Beckett’s Endgame: the collapse of mental life -- The autistic object, ethology, and neuroscience: a way to a Copernican revolution in the understanding of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD)?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health