In this volume a number of British psychoanalysts introduce us to psychoanlaytic definitions of intra-psychic and subjective meaning in patients suffering psychotic conditions. Irrespective of the particular type of psychotic illness under consideration of the context or treatment, each paper illustrates how the psychoanalytic clinician searches to establish meaning from events which are highly complex and often overwhelmingly confusing.Contributors:"Psychosis and violence" Leslie Sohn; "Sorrow, Vulnerability and Madness", Michael Conran; "How Can You Keep Your Hair On?", Michael Sinason; "The Delusions of the Non-Remitting Schizophrenias - Parallels with Childhood Phantasies", Thomas Freeman; "Managing Psychotic Patients in a Day Hospital Setting", Richard Lucas; "Desctructive Narcissism" and "The Singing Detective", David Bell.
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About the Author
Paul Williams is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the British Psychoanalytic Society, a Member of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a Consultant Psychotherapist in the British National Health Service in Belfast. From 2001 to 2007 he was Joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. He is a Professor at Queens University Belfast and Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis at Anglia Ruskin University. He has written widely on the subject of personality disorders and psychosis.