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Vulnerability to Psychosis: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Nature and Therapy of the Psychotic State Paperback – 22 May 2009
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A Selection from the ContentsSome psychoanalytic models of psychosisAn example of psychotic transformationThe unconscious and psychosisDifficulties in therapy: relapses into psychosisIntuitive and delusional thoughtTransference psychosisPsychotic withdrawal
About the Author
Franco De Masi is a Training and Supervising Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and former President of Centro Milanese di Psicoanalisi and Secretary of the Training Milanese Institute. He is a medical doctor and a psychiatrist who worked for twenty years in psychiatric hospitals. Now he lives and works as a full time psychoanalyst in Milan. Currently his main interests are focused on the theoretical and technical psychoanalytical issues related to severely ill patients. He has published several papers in The International Journal of Psychoanalysis and in the Rivista Italiana di Psicoanalisi. He is author and editor of numerous books including Making Death Thinkable.
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Then again, this book is not only about facts and knowledge, De Masi shows true empathy, modesty and sensibility about his patients and their suffering.