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Psychoanalysis regards psychosis as an early disturbance in the development of the personality, specifically, of the ego. The disturbance occurs during that period prior to the castration complex and thus before the phase when the ordering of relations becomes oedipal. Responsible for this...
In this article, the author touches on a variety of threads relevant to a psychoanalytic approach to terrorism. He begins with a personal September 11 recollection, and then goes on to share some thoughts about terrorism from the vantage point of a citizen who retired from active military duty a...
Walter Bonime's contributions to the understanding and interpretation of dreams highlight collaboration and creative effort as essential to achieve appropriate attunement and effective emotional growth. The authors incorporate the theoretical constructs and technical recommendations of Bonime...
In this article I use Lacan's early theory of schizophrenia as corrected by the School of Leuven. Early in his career Lacan argued that schizophrenic people have a defective relation to language. Vergote and several of his students—all from Leuven—point out that schizophrenics also have a...
From a detailed view of the myth of the binding of Isaac, a speculation emerges that Isaac may have had incest with his mother, Sarah. This would explain the death of Sarah shortly thereafter, his absent virility for twenty years, and his blindness. The commonalities with the Oedipus myth are...
The author discusses the use of a dynamic psychotherapy technique, specifically dream exploration, in his work with New York City's homeless. Given the short amount of time clinically available in working with this population, discussing the patient's dreams was found to quickly get to the most...
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