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"On my way here, I passed a man with a scab": understanding a case of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16355720     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author describes the psychoanalysis of "John" to illustrate her view of the psychodynamic organization of obsessive-compulsive disorder. She begins with Freud's recognition of the patient's sadism and of the patient's terror of the oedipal situation, which led to the regression to the anal-erotic level of psychic organization. The author then calls upon ideas from contemporary British object relations theory to describe the damage to the objects and to the sense of self in the individual's inner world that occurs as a further defense when overwhelming danger is experienced. This integrated conceptualization is clearly illustrated in John's clinical material.
Jacqueline Haft
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Psychoanalytic quarterly     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0033-2828     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-16     Completed Date:  2006-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226661     Medline TA:  Psychoanal Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1101-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Interpersonal Relations
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / therapy*
Oedipus Complex
Psychoanalytic Therapy / methods*
Regression (Psychology)

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