Vulnerability to Psychosis: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Nature and Therapy of the Psychotic State, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Vulnerability to Psychosis

A Psychoanalytic Study of the Nature and Therapy of the Psychotic State, 1st Edition

By Franco De Masi

Routledge

344 pages

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Table of Contents

Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Some psychoanalytic models of psychosis -- The primitive and the pathological in psychosis -- An example of psychotic transformation -- The unconscious and psychosis -- The meaning of dreams in the psychotic state -- Intimidation at the helm: superego and hallucinations in the analytic treatment of a psychosis -- Difficulties in therapy: relapses into psychosis -- Intuitive and delusional thought -- Transference psychosis -- The fate of the transference in psychosis -- Psychotic withdrawal and jeopardization of the sense of reality -- Disturbance of identity in the psychotic process -- Trauma and psychosis -- Some modes of entry into psychosis -- Concluding remarks

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health