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Prevention, infant therapy, and the treatment of adults: 2. Mutual holding and holding-oneself-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  914446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This is the second paper in a series of papers concerned with the relevance of infant therapy to the treatment of adults. The detailed presentation of a case of infant therapy illustrates our thesis that (1) early failures in mutual holding lead to a distortion of the body image, to an insufficient development of trust and empathy, and to a difficulty in holding-oneself-up and becoming self-reliant; (2) movement retraining of mother and infant is a method of choice to prevent the sequelae of holding failures; (3) insight gained from infant-therapy through movement retraining helps us understand adult patients whose body attitudes reveal their attempts to hold themselves up by putting strain on their neck, back, or shoulders; (4) the analysis of the defensive use of certain parts of the body for self-support reveals the underlying fear of falling, collapsing or falling apart.
Authors:
J S Kestenberg; A Buelte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of psychoanalytic psychotherapy     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0091-0600     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Psychoanal Psychother     Publication Date:  1977  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364543     Medline TA:  Int J Psychoanal Psychother     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child Development
Child Rearing
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Care*
Infant, Newborn
Mother-Child Relations*
Physician-Patient Relations*
Psychoanalytic Theory*

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