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The Abyss of Madness free pdf Despite the many ways in which the so-called psychoses can become manifest, they are ultimately human events arising out of human contexts. As such, they can be understood in an intersubjective manner, removing the stigmatizing boundary between madness and sanity. Utilizing the post-Cartesian psychoanalytic approach of phenomenological contextualism, as well as almost 50 years of clinical experience, George Atwood presents detailed case studies depicting individuals in crisis and the successes and failures that occurred in their treatment. Topics range from depression to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder to dreams, dissociative states to suicidality. Throughout is an emphasis on the underlying essence of humanity demonstrated in even the most extreme cases of psychological and emotional disturbance, and both the surprising highs and tragic lows of the search for the inner truth of a life that of the analyst as well as the patient.

About George E. Atwood

George E. Atwood, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, including Contexts of Being (Analytic Press, 1992), Faces in a Cloud (Jason Aronson, 1993), The Intersubjective Perspective (Jason Aronson, 1994), Working Intersubjectively (Analytic Press, 1997), and Worlds of Experience (Basic Books, 2002).

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Author : George E. Atwood
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 01 September 2011
ISBN : 0415897106
EAN : 9780415897105
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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