Addictive States of Mind (The Tavistock Clinic Series) by Marion Bower,Robert Hale,Heather Wood

By Marion Bower,Robert Hale,Heather Wood

'Perversion is taken to intend various things inside psychoanalytic discourse. during this e-book the authors view perversions, now not when it comes to particular behaviours, yet as a kind of blueprint for item family. whereas perversions may perhaps contain a quest for pleasure via intercourse, medications or playing, for instance, the concentration here's at the underlying lack of ability - or certainly now and then refusal - to narrate to the opposite as cut loose the self and never as a narcissistic appendage. it's the anxieties aroused via intimacy and relatedness that force the pursuit of ecstasy and pleasure. Psychoanalytic pondering may help multidisciplinary groups to face again and reply to the addictive frame of mind in humane and containing ways in which usually are not collusive. This booklet hence presents wealthy nutrition for idea not just for the person practitioner but additionally for these liable for shaping companies for addicted individuals.' - Alessandra Lemma, from the Preface.

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