Depression as a Psychoanalytic Problem by Paolo Azzone

By Paolo Azzone

Over the prior few many years, psychoanalysis and dynamic psychiatry were gradually stepping again from a key position within the figuring out and therapy of depressive problems. This e-book investigates the foundation for such retreat by way of delving into the historical past of medication, philosophy, faith, and literature. It unveils the social causes for the overpowering consensus presently amassed via the biomedical version of melancholy. The booklet then strikes directly to talk about at intensity psychoanalytic literature on melancholy and divulges the way it possesses a huge explanatory strength for melancholy indicators. This method permits the writer to provide readers a finished, dynamically-oriented version of symptom formation in depression.

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22. Gabbard, 1990, p. 167, Ital. ed. 23. De morbo sacro, 17, 1-4. 24. Ibidem, 17, 9-18. 25. Ibidem, 15, 4. 26. 1975, p. 21, Ital. ed. Chapter Two Sadness, Error and Sin SADNESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN BOUNDARIES In the later philosophy of the Hellenistic period, and then Roman imperial age, the movement most directly involved in the discussion of the experience of mental pain was Stoicism. A particularly widespread paradigm in modern psychotherapy, the cognitive paradigm (Montgomery, 1993), can be traced back to the Stoic ethic and anthropology, which is a source of its inspiration and provides models for identification.

Burton, 1628, 1,1,3,1. 7. Kraepelin, 1902, p. 283. 8. Soul of Brutes, 1683, p. 192. 22 Sadness and Black Bile 9. Ibidem, pp. 189-190. 10. Quoted in Jackson, 1986, p. 163. 11. Fragmenta, p. 455. 12. De Locis Affectis, III, X, ed. Kuhn p. 184-85. 13. Rather, 1968. 14. , p. 284. 15. Ibidem, p. 281. 16. Ibidem, p. 283. 17. Ibidem, p. 284. 18. Pinel, 1801, p. XXII. 19. Ibidem, pp. XXVII-XXVIII. 20. Kraepelin, 1899, p. 399. 21. Freud, 1917, p. 446. 22. Gabbard, 1990, p. 167, Ital. ed. 23. De morbo sacro, 17, 1-4.

51. Jackson, 1986, p. 75. 43 Chapter Three Sadness and Human Societies SADNESS: THE ILLNESS OF OUR TIME Let us now return to depression. And, let us also return to the present time. In the second half of the last century, depression was the object of a deep interest at different levels. DSM psychiatric nosography ranked alterations of mood higher in terms of diagnostic status than it did alterations of perceptions and ideation. Since the United States was previously influenced by the Bleulerian diagnostic tradition, this shift implied that many instances previously classified as cases of schizophrenia were now placed in the diagnostic category of mood disorders.

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