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Therapy or Coercion
Does Psychoanalysis Differ from Brainwashing?

ISBN 9781855751439
Published December 31, 1997 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on the professional ethics of medicine and psychiatry, to know whether psychoanalysis differs from brainwashing. It addresses a divergence—a choice between repression and splitting, and examines how the findings concerning a divided mind relate to philosophical issues.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- The Unity of the Person -- Freedom or force -- Medical ethics -- Rationality and irrationality -- The divided mind -- Psychoanalytic evidence -- Primitive phenomena in psychoanalysis -- The primitive phenomena in everyday life -- The Problems of Autonomy -- Resolving conflicts: repression and splitting -- Splitting and informed consent -- Psychoanalytic paternalism -- Integration -- Self-reflection -- The Ethics of Influencing -- Professional practices -- The verdict on psychoanalysis -- Professions and power -- Persons and Society -- Identities -- Objects and ownership -- Freedom and coherence -- Coercion: induced splitting -- Social health

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