The Mind in Disorder: Psychoanalytic Models of Pathology
Released! 08/02/2015
The Mind in Disorder: Psychoanalytic Models of Pathology
by John E. Gedo
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Anchoring his schema in the belief that nonorganic disorders are disturbances in adaptation explicable within a depth-psychological framework, Gedo posits two broad categories of functional disorder: "apraxias" that represent any failure to learn adaptively essential skills, and disorders of what her terms "obligatory repetition."  Within both categories of disorder, Gedo avers, the vicissitudes of mental functioning are understandable in terms of regression to relatively archaic ... read more