Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
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Aspects of Psychodynamic Neuropsychiatry III: Magic Spells, the Placebo Effect, and Neurobiology
Abstract Through a case study, the importance of supporting the positive transference is stressed—from both a psychological and neurobiological perspective. The article argues that the neurobiology of expectation underlies transference. This neurobiology has been investigated particularly over the p...
A Neural Network Model for Schemas Based On Pattern Completion
Abstract Recent developments in neuroscience have provided us with a wealth of the basic knowledge and tools which are required for neurobiological understanding of the psychological concepts. This advantage enables contemporary scientists to suggest and test brain models for psychological concepts,...
Commentary on “Looking Through a Distorted Mirror: Toward a Psychodynamic Understanding of Descriptive Psychopathology of Depression” by Pao...
Evidence and narrative in contemporary psychiatry.
Humiliation: The Trauma of Disrespect
Abstract Humiliation, triggered by sensed insult, is hypothesized as a traumatic stimulus and the driving force of a goal-directed survival response that includes predictable emotional appraisals, and motivational or behavioral responses. Because these responses appear automatic and obligatory, they...
Reconciliation: The Continuing Role of Theory
Abstract The author regards this lecture-event as a symbol of the rapprochements currently in process, brought about by the need to close ranks due to a period of theoretical fragmentation and decline. Just as the original breakthrough of psychoanalysis a century ago was its theory of understanding,...
A View From Riggs: Treatment Resistance and Patient Authority—VI. Working With Family Resistance to Treatment
Abstract Resistance to treatment is not only seen in the therapeutic dyad of patient and therapist. It can also be manifest in the interaction between the family, the patient, and the clinicians providing treatment. Psychodynamic and family systems perspectives can be useful in understanding the sys...
Buried Energy Reclaimed—Running a Locomotive and Other Delayed Fulfillments
An Inquiry Into The Sources Of Poetic Vision: Part I—The Path to Inspiration
Abstract An inquiry is made into the peculiar way artists come to know things. It is agreed that artists have an unusual access to unconscious material, but how they gain such access and what else informs their vision is further explored. Two conditions are found necessary to the artist's access: a...