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Author Grammatopoulos, Yannis

Title Above the Ground and Beneath the Clouds : Schizophrenia in Lacanian Psychoanalysis
Published London : Karnac Books, 2017-06-30 00:00:00.0


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Contents COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; PREFACE; PART I THE "POOR RELATION'S" STORY: SCHIZOPHRENIA IN FREUD AND LACAN; Introduction to Part I; CHAPTER ONE From the splitting of the mind to the unity of the ego; CHAPTER TWO From the ego to the subject; CHAPTER THREE From the subject to the speaking being; Summary to Part I; PART II THE BEAUTIFYING RISE AND THE DISASTROUS FALL OF THE CHILD'S BODY IN GEORGIOS VIZYENOS; Introduction to Part II; CHAPTER FOUR A body orphan and poor; CHAPTER FIVE The beautification of the child's body; CHAPTER SIX The psychotic breakdown
CHAPTER SEVEN "Knotting it up": a topological approach to VizyenosSummary to Part II; PART III AFTER A HUNDRED YEARS: THE CONTEMPORARY LACANIAN CLINIC OF SCHIZOPHRENIA; Introduction to Part III; CHAPTER EIGHT Diagnosis: the schizophrenic subject and the real ; CHAPTER NINE The range of schizophrenic inventions; Summary to Part III; CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES; INDEX
Summary Above the Ground and Beneath the Clouds examines the history, conceptualisation, and treatment of the psychotic sub-type of schizophrenia, as this is advocated by psychoanalysis of Lacanian orientation, which is contrasted to modern psychiatry. The book's main focus is the status of the schizophrenic body and language. The ways in which these concepts can be of theoretical and clinical use in contemporary clinical settings are examined throughout. The book consists of three parts. The first part comprises the theoretical investigation of schizophrenia in early 20th century psychiatry and in the theory and teaching of Freud, Lacan, and other influential psychoanalysts. The second part presents the fascinating case of the late 19th century Greek writer Georgios Vizyenos, who invented an extraordinary way to anchor the body before his admission to a psychiatric institution in 1896. The third part discusses the implications of those findings for the contemporary psychoanalytic diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. Assisted by examples from the author's clinical experience and from literature and art, this book sheds invaluable light on probably the most obscure sub-type of psychosis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lacan, Jacques, 1901-1981
Schizophrenia -- Treatment
Psychoanalytic interpretation.
Schizophrenic Psychology
Schizophrenia -- therapy
Psychoanalytic Interpretation
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Psychoanalytic Theory
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Psychoanalytic interpretation.
Schizophrenia -- Treatment.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782415939