On the Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders: An Introduction to Logotherapy and Existential Analysis / Edition 1

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Available for the first time in English, this work explores a range of mental disorders in the context of Frankl's theory of human motivation. Skillfully translated and featuring extensive annotation, this English language edition remains true to the original while updating assessment and treatment protocols to be compatible with 21st century medicine. As the title suggests, On the Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders applies a theoretical treatise to the practical treatment of variety of disorders. This long-awaited addition to the body of English language literature introduces Viktor Frankl's clinical insights to a new generation of mental health professionals, and has much to offer to practitioners of all levels of experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415950299
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Understanding Viktor Frankl's theory and therapy of mental disorders
Viktor Frankl's prefaces
Introduction : what is logotherapy? 3
Ch. 1 The theory of neuroses as a problem : toward a definition and classification of neurotic disorders 43
Ch. 2 Endogenous psychoses : on psychoses caused by somatic disorders 53
Ch. 3 Psychosomatic illnesses : critical remarks on psychosomatic medicine 79
Ch. 4 Functional illnesses or "pseudo-neuroses" : on mental disorders due to a medical condition 93
Ch. 5 Reactive neuroses : on neuroses arising from the fight for or against something 107
Ch. 6 Iatrogenic neuroses : on neuroses arising from a medical intervention 133
Ch. 7 Psychogenic neuroses : on neuroses with psychological causes 141
Ch. 8 Noogenic neuroses : on neuroses with spiritual causes 151
Ch. 9 Collective neuroses : on societal neuroses 157
Ch. 10 Logotherapy as a specific therapy of noogenic neuroses 171
Ch. 11 Logotherapy as a nonspecific therapy 185
Ch. 12 Paradoxical intention and dereflection 191
Ch. 13 Medical ministry 217
Ch. 14 Existential analysis as psychotherapeutic anthropology 227
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