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Alcohol abuse and the borderline patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7291374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Effective treatment of the alcohol-abusing borderline patient involves knowledge of two pathological processes. Alcoholism treatment methods and theory can have a profound effect upon the approach used with such patients, helping the therapist deal with the patient in a way that is respectful of his strengths and weaknesses. This paper describes how a knowledge of alcoholism treatment can be used in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which is defined as the application of analytically-derived insights into motivations and resistances. Treatment of the alcoholism and the psychiatric disorder are best begun together at the outset of therapy, each method assisting the other.
J M Hellman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0033-2747     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1981 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-12-21     Completed Date:  1981-12-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376470     Medline TA:  Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholism / complications,  psychology,  therapy*
Borderline Personality Disorder / complications,  therapy*
Countertransference (Psychology)
Defense Mechanisms
Depression / complications
Personality Disorders / therapy*
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Residential Facilities
Self Concept

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