Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communication, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Making Room for Madness in Mental Health

The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communication, 1st Edition

By Marcus Evans


240 pages

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In this book, Marcus Evans makes a strong case for the importance of psychoanalytic supervision in mental health practice and its role in helping frontline staff to "tune in" to their patients' unconscious communications or the "psychotic wavelength".

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface -- Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Theory in practice -- Psychoanalytic supervision in mental health settings -- Being driven mad: towards understanding borderline states -- Pinned against the ropes: psychoanalytic understanding of patients with antisocial personality disorder -- Tuning in to the psychotic wavelength -- The role of psychoanalytic assessment in the management and care of a psychotic patient -- Deliberate self-harm: "I don't have a problem dying, it's living I can't stand" -- Anorexia: the silent assassin within -- Hysteria: the erotic solution to psychological problems -- Conclusion

About the Series

Tavistock Clinic Series

The Tavistock Clinic Series, written in a clear and accessible style, makes available the clinical and theoretical work that has been most influential at the Tavistock.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health