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Author Index to Volume 39
Traumatic subjective experiences invite suicide.
We propose that suicidal crises are often marked by repetitions (flashbacks) of these affects as they were originally endured in past traumatic experiences. Further, recurrent overwhelming suicidal states may retraumatize patients (patients who survive suicide attempts survive attempted murders, alb...
Sex and psychodynamic psychiatry: selected topics. Editors' introduction.
Psychotherapy of bisexual men.
We discuss clinical aspects of male bisexuality from a psychodynamic perspective. Bisexuality appears to be an attribute of some but not all men. The factors leading some men to be bisexual, and others exclusively homosexual or heterosexual are not presently known. Although bisexuality itself is not...
A view from Riggs: treatment resistance and patient authority--introduction to paper VII.
Dysregulation and containment in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy of a poorly controlled diabetic patient.
Dysregulation, as a phenomenon of disruption in the psychotherapeutic setting, may be evidenced in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy of diabetic patients presenting poor metabolic and treatment control. In the case of a female patient, violations of the setting via acting out behaviors provided an op...
Sugar and spice and puppy dogs' tails: the psychodynamics of bullying.
Bullies and their victims are more likely to engage in violent behavior than those who have never been involved in bullying. In both aggressor and victim, bullying is a sign of potential psychiatric disorder. It is primarily physical in children, becomes relational aggression in adolescents, and oft...
The medical education of generation Rx.
Psychodynamically trained psychiatrists have much to add to the education of all medical students, not only those who will enter Psychiatry. Aspects of the treatment dyad, including the formation of durable bonds between physician and patient, as well as the management of the manifestations of trans...