The Abandonment Neurosis

Author(s) : Germaine Guex, Translator : Peter D. Douglas

The Abandonment Neurosis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 160
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 35942
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782201915
  • ISBN 10 : 1782201912

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Everyone in our field who has carried hope for a transdisciplinary flowering of the links between psychoanalysis and cognitive development can rejoice at this rediscovered gem, translated into English by Peter D. Douglas in graceful, accessible prose. Beyond its historical interest, The Abandonment Neurosis is of current clinical interest. Anticipating recent work on attachment, on dissociation,and on trauma theory, Guex provides a fascinating gloss on patients with profound disruption of social bonds and links. She understands that early abandonment leads, along several developmental lines, to the devastation of character, functioning, and relatedness. Bravely for her era, Guex proposes modifications in technique for the relief of these traumatized people.’
— Adrienne Harris, Ph.D, New York University

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