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Counter-transference reactions contributing to completed suicide.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3426976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Counter-transference reactions are frequently elicited while treating suicidal patients and they may contribute to the patient's committing suicide. Therapeutic constellations including the failure of the therapist to (1) cope with the patient's aggressiveness, (2) tolerate the patient's dependency, (3) handle the erotic transference adequately and (4) preserve loyalty towards the patient; they have all been identified as being responsible for a therapeutic impasse with fatal consequences. Knowledge of the therapeutic constellations especially prone to facilitate negative counter-transference reactions may help the therapist to master them effectively.
J Modestin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of medical psychology     Volume:  60 ( Pt 4)     ISSN:  0007-1129     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Med Psychol     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-10     Completed Date:  1988-03-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370640     Medline TA:  Br J Med Psychol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychiatric University Clinic, Bern, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Aggression / psychology
Countertransference (Psychology)*
Depressive Disorder / psychology
Professional-Patient Relations
Psychoanalytic Therapy*
Schizophrenic Psychology
Suicide / psychology*
Transference (Psychology)

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