Essential Papers on Addiction / Edition 1

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Drug abuse, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, and other destructive addictions plague our society. Theories of addiction locate its cause variously—in factors related to the substance, the addict's personality, or to the addict's environment. Arguments about effective treatment programs are fierce.

Essential Papers on Addiction presents the most important writing and the various sides of the debate on the psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of addiction. Daniel Yalisove outlines the history of the treatment of addiction and introduces important psychoanalytic concepts used in understanding addicts. The book includes case studies which illustrate the course of addiction and presents the work of the most influential theorists in the field.

Divided into eight sections focusing on historical work on addiction, psychoanalytic theories of addiction, transference and countertransference issues in treating addiction, psychoanalytic treatment for the addictions, psychoanalytic therapy and disease concepts, and psychiatric illness and addiction, this definitive volume includes contributions by the most experienced and renowned experts on the subject. Contributors include S. Freud, E. Glover, S. Rado, R. P. Knight, L. Wurmser, N. E. Zinberg, H. Krystal, D. Jacobs, R. Fine, J. Gustafson, C. L. Brown, M. L. Selzer, V. Davidson, J. Imhof, R. Hirsch, R. E. Terenzi, M. E. Chafetz, A. Silber, R. J. Rosenthal, E. M. Pattison, M. B. Sobell, L. C. Sobell, J. E. Zweben, E. Simmel, B. Brickman, E. J. Khantzian, R. D. Weiss, S. M. Mirin, A. T. McLellan, and H. J. Richards.

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Editorial Reviews

Twenty-five papers widen the scope of psychoanalysis from Freud's primary focus on neurosis to include drug addiction. The organizing themes are: historical papers (1929-1937), psychoanalytic theories of addiction, case studies, counter/transference, modifications in psychoanalytic technique, the disease concept, and psychiatric illness and addiction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814796771
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Series: Essential Papers on Psychoanalysis Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Yalisove is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Visiting Clinical Professor of Psychology at the NYU Postdoctoral Program. A clinical psychologist, he was formerly Program Director of the START Program at Cabrini Medical Center in New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Historical Papers (1929-1937)
1 From Civilization and Its Discontents 19
2 On the Aetiology of Drug-Addiction 24
3 The Psychoanalysis of Pharmacothymia 52
4 From Psychoanalytic Treatment in a Sanatorium 69
5 The Psychodynamics of Chronic Alcoholism 72
Pt. II Psychoanalytic Theories of Addiction
6 Psychoanalytic Considerations of the Etiology of Compulsive Drug Use 87
7 Self Representation and the Capacity for Self Care 109
8 Addiction and Ego Function 147
9 A General Theory of Addictions: A New Theoretical Model 166
10 The Psychodynamics of Pathological Gambling: A Review of the Literature 184
Pt. III Case Studies
11 The Psychoanalysis of a Drug Addict 217
12 The Mirror Transference in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Alcoholism: A Case Report 243
Pt. IV Transference and Countertransference
13 A Transference Phenomenon in Alcoholics: Its Therapeutic Implications 269
14 The Personality of the Alcoholic as an Impediment to Psychotherapy 276
15 Transference Phenomena in the Treatment of Addictive Illness: Love and Hate in Methadone Maintenance 284
16 Countertransferential and Attitudinal Considerations in the Treatment of Drug Abuse and Addiction 292
Pt. V Modifications in Psychoanalytic Technique
17 Practical and Theoretical Considerations in the Psychotherapy of Alcoholism 315
18 Rationale for the Technique of Psychotherapy with Alcoholics 325
Pt. VI The Disease Concept and Psychoanalysis
19 The Traditional Model of Alcoholism 351
20 Psychoanalysis and Substance Abuse: Toward a More Effective Approach 354
21 Recovery Oriented Psychotherapy 372
Pt. VII Psychiatric Illness and Addiction
22 "Psychiatric Severity" as a Predictor of Outcome from Substance Abuse Treatments 391
23 The Self-Medication Hypothesis of Addictive Disorders: Focus on Heroin and Cocaine Dependence 429
24 Substance Abuse as an Attempt at Self-Medication 441
25 Parallels and Paradigms 453
References 497
Index 507
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