A Woman's Unconscious Use of Her Body: A Psychoanalytical Perspective

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Routledge, 2010 - Psychology - 206 pages
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Drawing on Dinora Pines’ lifetime of clinical experience this classic book provides a psychoanalytic understanding of women’s relationships with their bodies, focusing on key moments in women’s lives.

With chapters organised to follow the female life-cycle, topics covered include:

  • the turbulence of adolescence
  • pregnancy and childbirth
  • infertility and abortion
  • menopause and old age
  • the traumatic effects of surviving the Holocaust.

With a foreword from Susie Orbach, this book will be of interest to mental health professionals including counsellors, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts.

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Dinora Pines, originally trained as a medical practitioner, was an eminent psychoanalyst in the British Society of Psycho-Analysis and lectured throughout the world. She died in 2002.

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