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Weathering the Storms
Psychotherapy for Psychosis

ISBN 9781855752672
Published December 31, 2001 by Routledge
392 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on the study and treatment of patients with psychotic illnesses. It draws on Kleinian concepts and Scandinavian clinical experience to show how a psychotherapeutic approach can, through a combination of empathy and sound theory, stabilise, contain, integrate and tame the psychosis.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Psychotic features in obsessive-compulsive neurosis: "Ada" -- Obsessional symptoms following adolescent psychosis: "Brenda" -- Obsessions in schizophrenia: "Alec" -- Paranoid schizophrenia—command hallucinations: "Brian" -- Hysterical psychosis: "Claudia" -- Anorexia, psychosis, and the question of sexual abuse: "Dorothy" -- Paranoid schizophrenia—space—time factors: "Conrad" -- Chronic paranoid schizophrenia—schizoid thinking: "Ellen" -- Paranoid violence: "Duncan" -- Schizophrenia—psychotherapy, termination, reparation: "Florence" -- Paranoid psychosis—delusional body image: "Elmer" -- Paranoid delusions—sealing-over and working through a psychotic transference: "Frank" -- Phobia, hysteria, psychosis: "Grace" -- Chronic schizophrenia—catatonic and spatial features: "George" -- Manic-depressive psychosis: "Harry" -- Vignettes -- Mostly theory -- Mostly practice -- Conclusions -- Characteristics of schizoid thinking -- Infancy research and the “right mind” -- The future—winds of change

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