The latest addition to the Library of Analytical Psychology is an outstanding collection of papers written by Jungian analysts from different schools of analytical psychology on various aspects of psychopathology. The subjects covered include depression, anorexia, schizoid personality, narcissistic personality disorder, mania, psychosis, paranoia, masochism, fetishism, transvestism, perversion, marital dysfunction, survivor syndrome, and old age. The book is intended to appeal beyond the Jungian community, and the editor’s introductory remarks which precede each paper highlight (and where necessary explain) concepts and attitudes which seem special to analytical psychology. In this way, as with Andrew Samuels’ previous edited volume The Father: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives, psychoanalytically and eclectically orientated practitioners can make full use of this book. The papers in this volume contain a wealth of clinical knowledge – pragmatic, flexible, disposable, but above all rooted in what actually happens in analysis.
Table of Contents
Notes on Bibliography and Conventions -- Introduction -- Depressed patients and the coniunctio -- Success, retreat, panic: over-stimulation and depressive defence -- A psychological study of anorexia nervosa: an account of the relationship between psychic factors and bodily functioning -- Object constancy or constant object? -- Narcissistic disorder and its treatment -- Reflections on introversion and/or schizoid personality -- Reflections on Heinz Kohut’s concept of narcissism -- The borderline personality: vision and healing -- The treatment of chronic psychoses -- The energy of warring and combining opposites: problems for the psychotic patient and the therapist in achieving the symbolic situation -- Schreber’s delusional transference: a disorder of the self -- Masochism: the shadow side of the archetypal need to venerate and worship -- The psychopathology of fetishism and transvestism -- The androgyne: some inconclusive reflections on sexual perversions -- The archetypes in marriage -- The analyst and the damaged victims of Nazi persecution -- Working against Dorian Gray: analysis and the old