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The quality of the psychotherapeutic process in brain-injured patients.
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PMID:  3868046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reviews the various mental processes which occur in patients with organic brain damage and the changes to which these patients are subjected. At the early stages directly following injury, it is necessary to restructure the personality and help it emerge from the chaotic state characterizing this phase. Later treatment concentrates on giving meaning to the different object relationships and the dialectic between self-representation and object representation. Special stress is put on the therapist's role as a receptacle for the aggressive contents which the patient transfers to him and on the necessity, on he therapist's part, to master his own counter-transference reactions and to present an identification model permitting the restoration of the patient's inner world. The psychotherapeutic model is based on the already existing models in other area of mental pathology, which have been developed in recent years, in particular in the theory of narcissism and object relations.
J M Stern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine. Supplement     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0346-8720     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Rehabil Med Suppl     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-28     Completed Date:  1986-03-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0254404     Medline TA:  Scand J Rehabil Med Suppl     Country:  SWEDEN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / complications,  psychology*,  therapy

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