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The Psychogenesis of Mental Disease

1st Edition

By C.G. Jung

Routledge

322 pages

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'Psychotic contents, especially in paranoid cases, show close analogies with the type of dream that the primitive aptly calls a 'big dream'. Unlike ordinary dreams, such a dream is highly impressive, numinous, and its imagery frequently makes use of motifs analagous to or even identical with those of mythology. I call these structures archetypes because they function in a way similar to instinctual patterns of behaviour.'

The importance of this volume of Jung's writings on psychosis can scarcely be overrated both in historical terms and for the understanding of Jung's psychology. It begins with his famous work, 'The Psychology of Dementia Praecox'. It was this work that established his reputation as a psychiatric investigator of the first rank and it was this work also that engaged Freud's interest and led to their eventual famous meeting. The research in this work contains the seed of his theoretica divergence form psychoanalysis.

Following on from this are a further nine papers on psychopathology and schizophrenia revealing Jung's original thinking in this area and providing valuable insight into the development of his later concepts such as the archetypes and the collective unconscious.

Table of Contents

1. The Psychology of Dementia Praecox (translated for Uber die Psychologie der Dementia praecox: Ein Versuch 2. The Content of Psychoses 4. On Psychological Understanding 5. A Criticism of Bleuler's Theory of Schizophrenic Negativism 6. On the Importance of the Unconscious in Psychopathology 7. On the Problem of Psychogenesis in Mental Disease 8. Mental Disease and the Psyche 9. On the Psychogenesis of Schizophrenia 10. Recent Thoughts on Schizophrenia 11. Schizophrenia

About the Series

Collected Works of C.G. Jung

The Collected Works of C. G. Jung is a multi-volume work containing the writings of psychiatrist Carl Jung.

Volume 1: Psychiatric Studies

Volume 2: Experimental Researches

Volume 3: Psychogenesis of Mental Disease

Volume 4: Freud and Psychoanalysis

Volume 5: Symbols of Transformation

Volume 6: Psychological Types

Volume 7: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology

Volume 8: Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche

Volume 9/1: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

Volume 9/2: Aion

Volume 10: Civilisation in Transition

Volume 11: Psychology and Religion

Volume 12: Psychology and Alchemy

Volume 13: Alchemical

Volume 14: Mysterium Coniunctionis

Volume 15: The Spirit of Man in Art and Literature

Volume 16: The Practice of Psychotherapy

Volume 17: The Development of Personality

Volume 18: The Symbolic Life

Volume 19: Bibliography

Volume 20: Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY045060
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Jungian