Psychosis and Near Psychosis : Ego Function, Symbol Structure, Treatment book cover
3rd Edition

Psychosis and Near Psychosis
Ego Function, Symbol Structure, Treatment

ISBN 9781138925991
Published May 15, 2017 by Routledge
342 Pages

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Book Description

The goal of psychotherapy as formulated in this revision of a classic text is to improve ego function of severely disturbed patients who are often hospitalized. This book shows why and how. It describes the psychotherapeutic techniques that aid patients to understand the meaning of the psychotic symbols so that they can experience reality and their emotions as separate entities. Medication effects and the neurobiology of psychotic and near psychotic patients are explained and evaluated in terms of specific ego dysfunction so that psychopharmacology may be targeted. With the first edition originally a recipient of the prestigious Heinz Hartmann Award, this valuable resource is a go-to guide for clinicians who treat patients suffering from crippling mental disorders.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  Introduction  1. Ego Functions  2. Psychotic Structure  3.  Near Psychotic Structure  4. Mental Status Examination  5. Psychiatric Illnesses and Mental Structure  6.  Medication and Mental Structure  7. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of Psychosis  8. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of Near Psychosis  9. Transference and Countertransference  References  Name Index  Subject Index

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Eric R. Marcus is the director of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and professor of clinical psychiatry in the department of psychiatry of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.