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On the psychoanalytic treatment of a psychotic breakdown.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16355719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The author discusses the four-session-a-week psychoanalysis of a patient in psychotic breakdown with outbursts of violence. The analyst's first appearance in the transference was as a "rattle" (the noise made by his shifting in his chair), which constituted undeniable evidence of corporality--first the analyst's and then the patient's--leading eventually to the awareness of there being two separate persons in the psychoanalytic relationship. This case highlights the analyst's need to function in a particular way, and to allow him- or herself to be used in a particular way, in working with very disturbed patients, where issues of the body-mind relationship and of separation from the other are often central to the analytic work.
Authors:
Riccardo Lombardi
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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:  1069-99     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
ktjfxl@tin.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Humans
Male
Professional-Patient Relations
Psychoanalytic Theory*
Psychoanalytic Therapy / methods*
Psychotic Disorders / therapy*
Transference (Psychology)
Violence

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