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By Judy Gammelgaard

ISBN-10: 0415543908

ISBN-13: 9780415543903

From its inception psychoanalysis has sought to impression a healing in the course of the healing courting among analyst and analysand. Betweenity looks at what occurs whilst the proven framework of the psychoanalytic approach is challenged by way of people with borderline personalities.

In this ebook Judy Gammelgaard seems to be at how we would comprehend the analysand who's not able to have interaction with treatment and the way we'd deliver them to some extent the place they may be able to accomplish that.

Areas of dialogue include:

  • the border among psychiatry and psychoanalysis
  • early mother-child relationships
  • the splitting of the ego.

This publication might be crucial studying for all psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and practitioners wishing to profit extra approximately operating with borderline character buildings and problems.

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Kernberg (1986) and Masterson (1990) were highly influential in creating consensus at the levels of description and treatment. They consider borderline personality disorder a clearly delimited, clinical phenomenon and are convinced that it is of an essential nature. In other words, borderline personality disorder has come to be recognized as a well-defined and clearly delimited phenomenon. Until recently, much confusion in the literature was caused by the fact that the term ‘borderline’ was used to refer both to the transitory acute manifestations of patients who were rapidly regressing from neurotic symptomatology to an overt psychotic reaction, and also to patients who function chronically in a stable way at a level which was on a borderline between neurosis and psychosis.

We may conclude that theories on borderline pathology have passed through three phases. The concept arose in psychiatry in the middle of the nineteenth century through observations of patients whose pathology – while not obviously psychotic – was assumed to have an affinity with psychosis, particularly schizophrenic psychosis. When psychoanalysis was established, the neurosis model – and in particular the model of personality which Freud developed based on his studies of hysteria and obsessive neurosis – became the foundation of several decades of speculation as to the development of borderline pathology.

At the descriptive level we are dealing with patients displaying multiple symptoms, which may – initially – appear reminiscent of those of neurotic patients. Kernberg observed varying degrees of a chronic, diffuse, free-flowing form of anxiety; obsessive-compulsive symptoms; multiple phobias; dissociative reactions; conversion symptoms; hypochondriac speculations; paranoid tendencies; polymorph perverse sexuality; and substance abuse problematics in these patients. He believes that personality disorders may be grouped on a continuum.

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