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Psychotic States
A Psychoanalytic Approach

ISBN 9780950714684
Published December 31, 1985 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Psychotic States brings together a number of the author's papers written between 1946 and 1964 dealing with the psychopathology and treatment of various psychotic and borderline conditions from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. Taking the theories and techniques developed by Melanie Klein in her work with infants and young children, the author investigated their application to a range of psychotic syndromes, including chronic and acute schizophrenia, severe hypochondriasis, drug addiction, severe depression and manic depression, both to determine their possible therapeutic efficacy and to see what light they might shed on the etiology of the psychosis.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- Analysis of a Schizophrenic State with Depersonalization (1947) -- Remarks on the Relation of Male Homosexuality to Paranoia, Paranoid Anxiety and Narcissism (1949) -- Note on the Psychopathology of Confusional States in Chronic Schizophrenias (1950) -- Notes on the Psycho-Analysis of the Superego Conflict in an Acute Schizophrenic Patient (1952) -- Transference-Phenomena and Transference-Analysis in an Acute Catatonic Schizophrenic Patient (1952) -- Considerations Regarding the Psycho-Analytic Approach to Acute and Chronic Schizophrenia (1954) -- On Drug Addiction (1960) -- The Superego and the Ego-Ideal (1962) -- Notes on the Psychopathology and Psycho-Analytic Treatment of Schizophrenia (1963) -- On the Psychopathology of Narcissism: A Clinical Approach (1964) -- The Psychopathology of Hypochondriasis (1964) -- An Investigation into the Need of Neurotic and Psychotic Patients to Act out During Analysis (1964) -- The Psychopathology of Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

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