The Psychoanalysis of Symptoms by Henry Kellerman

By Henry Kellerman

"In this quantity, Dr. Henry Kellerman has built a lens during which the interior operating of pscyhological indicators might be sincerely visible. besides this he has proposed a code for unraveling such signs. He then rigorously applies this symptom-code, intimately, to a wide selection of indicators. this can be a major psychoanalytic paintings; and chic notion, elegantly presented." -- Harry Sands, Ph.D., Founder and govt Editor, Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; and previous President, big apple nation mental Association

"In a compelling theoretical synthesis, Dr. Kellerman proposes that the single phenomenon in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy topic to remedy is the patient's mental symptom. All else helps the sufferer fight larger. An X-ray of the symptom is built and a mode to successfully penetrate the symptom is established. the real contribution this is that Kellerman has distilled the 4 simple components that include a symptom-code -- a common key that unlocks indicators. i feel this paintings is a travel de strength, and constitutes a vintage enhance psychoanalytic understanding." -- Vincenzo Conigliaro, M.D., Dean and clinical Director, education Institute for psychological Health

"Dr. Kellerman introduces a approach referred to as the symptom-code that permits clinicians to appreciate and treate a wide selection of debilitating indicators. a lot of Dr. Kellerman's case fabric reads like a detective tale within which the symptom-code is utilized and the which means of the symptom turns into conveniently obvious. The reader will locate those instances interesting and the reasons given by way of Dr. Kellerman rather convincing." -- Mary Beth M. Cresci, prior President, component of Psychologist/Psychoanalyst Practitioners

In research, a specific symptom could be cured as a spinoff of remedy, with neither the therapist nor the buyer realizing how the treatment happened. yet what if the therapist have been armed with an analytically sound strategy, a "master key" for curing approximately all signs, despite consumer history?

In The Psychoanalysis of Symptoms, Henry Kellerman introduces the symptom-code, a strong blueprint for figuring out and taking out a large choice of consumers’ mental and emotional indicators. This time-efficient approach synthesizes wisdom of signs discovered through the psychiatric literature, empowering either analyst and consumer to greater underlying conflicts. the writer demonstrates the technique in step by step element, with case examples that distinguish among curable signs and extra ego-entrenched varieties that may be decreased yet no longer thoroughly erased.

Included during this volume:

  • The symptom-code: theoretical, medical, and scientific contexts.
  • Symptom-code methods utilized at assorted phases of symptom development.
  • Accessible signs: the strategy utilized in treating obsessions, intrusive options, migraines, compulsions, and agoraphobia.
  • Treatment-resistant indicators: makes use of of the strategy in circumstances of anorexia, hoarding, dissociative ailment, and more.
  • Is it a symptom or a personality trait? character matters and the symptom-code.
  • The migration of signs within the psyche.

In proposing a symptom-cure technique that's potent, lasting, and short, The Psychoanalysis of Symptoms deals analysts a straighter direction on every one client’s distinctive trip.

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The symptom of impotence also could be seen as a side effect of the depression because, as previously stated, his repression of anger, in all likelihood, anesthetized all libidinal inclinations and sensations. Since the psychological principle governing such impotence suggests a high negative correlation between anger and libido, then apparently, anger and libido do not coexist, especially within normal parameters. The third symptom of an unrelenting queasy stomach seemed also related to this libido problem and to his impotence.

He said he felt depressed, but his acute interest in our meeting did not indicate that he was in any way chronically depressed. He seemed to be interested in many things, while his current feeling of hopelessness was just that: current and acute, and did not seem at all chronic or entrenched. The first two issues he reported concerned his depression and his body delusion of holes. Contrary to how he was behaving, he explained that he was not interested in anything anymore, and that nothing mattered anyway because his body was full 37 38 6.

Of course, in the course of psychoanalytic treatment, the unconscious must become conscious as the work proceeds. But it is proposed here that this process cannot cure anything unless it is anger toward the object, the who, that becomes conscious. The axiom is: Consciousness is curative only when what is made conscious refers to identifying anger toward an originally pre-repressed specific object–a specific ‘who’–a person. What emerges here is the ascendancy of anger and not sexuality or libido, as the salient variable in all symptom formation.

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