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Symptom formations and character changes due to upheavals of war: examples from Cyprus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  377997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article offers a review of the psychoanalytic and psychiatric literature on symptom formation and individual and collective character changes triggered by war or by similarly violent civil upheaval. It is suggested that each such event should be studied by itself since many different circumstances can bring man to acts of aggression. The effects of the war on Cyprus, where group narcissism developed to compensate for hurt, constitute a case example of such focused study.
V D Volkan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of psychotherapy     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0002-9564     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychother     Publication Date:  1979 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-08-29     Completed Date:  1979-08-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0110672     Medline TA:  Am J Psychother     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aggression / psychology
Combat Disorders / psychology*
Concentration Camps
Greece / ethnology
Personality Disorders / psychology
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology
Stress, Psychological
Turkey / ethnology

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