On Freud's "Neurosis and Psychosis" and "The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis": 100 Years Later

Editor : Gabriela Legorreta, Editor : Catalina Bronstein

Part of IPA - Contemporary Freud Turning Points and Critical Issues series - more in this series

On Freud's

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : July 2024
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 178
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  • Catalogue No : 97680
  • ISBN 13 : 9781032469997
  • ISBN 10 : 1032469994
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On Freud’s “Neurosis and Psychosis” and “The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis” explores these two key papers on the topics of psychosis and neurosis and their relationship to the unconscious and to reality.

The contributors to this book approach these texts from both a historical and a contemporary point of view, highlighting their fundamental contributions and comparing Freud’s thoughts with modern psychoanalytic theory. The chapters demonstrate the ongoing richness of Freud’s work and his legacy by highlighting new ideas and developments and include both clinical vignettes and theoretical insight. The contributors also raise questions that deserve further study, about the understanding and treatment of psychosis in children, distinctions and similarities between autism and psychosis, and the way in which aspects of our rapidly changing world – social media, climate change, AI - influence the evolution of psychotic states.

On Freud’s “Neurosis and Psychosis” and “The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis” will be essential reading for psychoanalysts and psychoanalytically oriented clinicians in practice and in training. It will also be of interest to academics and scholars of psychoanalytic studies and to readers interested in how modern clinicians interpret Freud’s work.

Reviews and Endorsements

The essays in this thoughtfully constructed book open new and important vistas in our understanding of psychosis and the psychoses. These are certainly times that demand of psychoanalysis a return to the study of psychosis and the authors offer us an enlightening beginning to that task.
Christopher Bollas, Psychoanalyst and writer, a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society; The Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Honorary Member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is a member of ESGUT, the European Study Group of Unconscious Thought

“Contrary to other writings, Freud (1925) stated that ‘the treatment of psychotic patient can be useful for the formulation of new theories, and the transference in psychotic patients is not completely absent. Transference is often not entirely absent but can be used to a certain extent’. Your book will be a mandatory study for all psychoanalysis scholars. The chapters dedicated to the evolution of the concept of neurosis and psychosis in Freud’s work are of great theoretical and clinical richness.
David Rosenfeld, training and supervising analyst, Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association; consultant professor, School of Medicine, Buenos Aires University; former Vice-President, International Psychoanalytic Association

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Forward
Freud, S. (1924) “Neurosis and Psychosis”
Freud, S, (1924) “The Loss of Reality in Neurosis and Psychosis”

1. Introduction
Catalina Bronstein and Gabriela Legorreta

2. The Clinic of Psychosis
Altamirando Mates de Andrade

3. Reality and Pscyho (-Pathological) Organisation of the Personality
Antonio Pérez-Sánchez

4. Some Observations on the Relation to Reality and the Function of Belief in Schizophrenia
David Bell

5. “The Negative in Psychosis”
Marie-France Brunet

6. The Object of Psychosis
Paul Williams

7. Psychosis and Neurosis: What Reality?
Dominique Scarfone

8. Possessiveness and Its Relation to Some Youthful Follies
Carlos Moguillansky

9. Sensory Perceptions as Regulators of Psychic Reality
Elisabeth Skale

About the Editor(s)

Gabriela Legorreta is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Montreal Psychoanalytic Society (French section of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society). She is the Chair of the Psychoanalytic Bridges with Latin America study group, a board member of the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, and is in charge of the Spanish section of the Advisory Committee on Foreign Language Book reviews of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is also a member of the Publications Committee of the IPA.

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Catalina Bronstein MD is a visiting professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. She is a fellow and training and supervising analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She trained as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic and as an analyst at the British Psychoanalytical Society. She works as a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst in private practice and also at the Brent Adolescent Centre. She is on the Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and until recently she was the London Editor of IJP. She lectures in Britain and abroad, and has written numerous papers, chapters in books and monographs on a wide variety of topics. She edited Kleinian Theory: a Contemporary Perspective (London: Wiley, 2001) .

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