The Seed of Madness: Constitution, Environment, and Fantasy in the Organization of the Psychotic Core

Editor : Vamik D. Volkan, Editor : Salman Akhtar

The Seed of Madness: Constitution, Environment, and Fantasy in the Organization of the Psychotic Core

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2016
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 226
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 38498
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782204428
  • ISBN 10 : 1782204423

Reviews and Endorsements

‘Vamik D. Volkan and Salman Akhtar have brought new vitality to the psychoanalytic study of the psychoses and related disturbances. In this fascinating volume, they have assembled an international team of experts who re-examine the concept of the psychotic core, using a highly sophisticated and carefully crafted lens. The reader is skillfully guided through the maze of developmental, environmental, and neurobiological factors that can go awry to create “The Seed of Madness.” I found this book a very valuable resource in my work with severely regressed patients, and the collected wisdom in these pages has not only opened new doors of understanding, but also points to new areas of exploration.’
--Ira Brenner, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

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