Aggression in Personality Disorders and Perversions

Aggression in Personality Disorders and Perversions

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by Otto Kernberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300065086

ISBN-13: 9780300065084

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this important book, one of the world's foremost psychoanalysts explores the role of aggression in severe personality disorders and in normal and perverse sexuality, integrating new developments in psychoanalystic theory with findings from clinical work with severely regressed patients.

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In this important book, one of the world's foremost psychoanalysts explores the role of aggression in severe personality disorders and in normal and perverse sexuality, integrating new developments in psychoanalystic theory with findings from clinical work with severely regressed patients.

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ISBN-13:
9780300065084
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

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Kernberg has arguably contributed more than anyone - even more than Kohut - to the understanding of borderline conditions and pathological narcissism. He is both a formidable theoretician and an outstanding clinician. This - a small part of his prodigious and erudite output - is a detailed and scholarly study of the role played in the dynamics of relationships by narcissism, aggression - both self-directed (as in masochism) and other-directed (as in sadism) - and the resulting perversions. It is disturbing to learn how central the role of hatred, envy and other transformations of aggression is in relationships and in antisocial behavior. There is a direct path from regressive infantilism to psychosis and sexual deviance (and one may add to political oppression). This tome is one of the best anatomies of psychological defenses gone awry. Sam Vaknin, author of 'Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited'.