Delusions of Everyday Life

Author(s) : Leonard Shengold

Delusions of Everyday Life

Book Details

  • Publisher : Yale U.P.
  • Published : 1995
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 232
  • Category :
    Culture and Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 626
  • ISBN 13 : 9780300062687
  • ISBN 10 : 0300062680
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In this profound and eloquent book, an eminent psychoanalyst discusses the primitive and irrational delusions that are common to all of us. Drawing on the lives and works of such literary figures as Samuel Butler, as well as clinical cases, Dr Leonard Shengold illustrates how we can lessen the effect of these delusions through insight into what we are and what has happened to us-insight necessary for successful therapy and for happiness in life.

About the Author(s)

Dr Leonard Shengold is a training analyst and former Director of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education (affiliated with NYU School of Medicine, where he is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry). He has published eight books including Soul Murder (1989), Haunted by Parents (2006), and over seventy-five papers on clinical, theoretical and applied psychoanalytic topics. He graduated from Columbia College and Downstate New York Medical School, was an officer in both the American and the International Psychoanalytic Associations, and is currently in private practice as a psychiatrist in New York City.

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