The Abyss of Madness Paperback / softback
by George E. (Professor of Clinical Psychology (Emeritus), Rutgers University, and Founding Fac Atwood
Part of the Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/09/2011
- Category: Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
- ISBN: 9780415897105