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My brother's keeper: intensive treatment of a case of delusional merger.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2753612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have presented the intensive treatment of a young woman whose chronic suicidality had resulted from a delusional merger with a brother who had died during her childhood. The case offered a particularly clear example of derailment of the developmental process of self-differentiation, leading to the formation of a highly pathological introject and delusion of merger. Emphasis was placed on the repetitive and self-object aspects of the transference bond that became established and on how the analysis of these shifting dimensions of the transference contributed to the therapeutic process.
D S Stolorow; R D Stolorow
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of psycho-analysis     Volume:  70 ( Pt 2)     ISSN:  0020-7578     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Psychoanal     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-31     Completed Date:  1989-08-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985179R     Medline TA:  Int J Psychoanal     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Death
Delusions / psychology,  therapy*
Gender Identity*
Identification (Psychology)*
Object Attachment
Personality Development
Professional-Patient Relations
Psychoanalytic Therapy / methods*
Sibling Relations*
Suicide / psychology

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