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Making Room for Madness in Mental Health
The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communication





ISBN 9781782203292
Published April 12, 2016 by Routledge
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

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