A Language for Psychosis: Psychoanalysis of Psychotic States

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Paul Williams
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Medical - 250 pages
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This book brings together a number of international writers who are concerned with understanding and treating psychoses. The orientation of the book is psychoanalytic, but the authors understand the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to these disorders for which there remains no comprehensive cure. Detailed clinical cases are presented along with contemporary conceptualizations of psychotic states.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2
27
Chapter 4
54
Chapter 5
69
Chapter 6
98
Chapter 7
115
Chapter 9
149
Chapter 10
175
Index
201
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PAUL WILLIAMS was born in England but grew up in Rhodesia and has studied and taught in South Africa and the USA. He completed his PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He was one of the founding members of JALA Journal of the African Literature Association and he has written novels, short stories and educational readers for young readers in South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe. In 2001 his mystery novel The Secret of Old Mukiwa won the Zimbabwe International Book Fair prize for young adult fiction. Paul Williams lives Australia.

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