Hypnosis predates psychoanalysis, when autohypnotic pathologies were identified through the lens of hypnosis, and labeled “hypnoid hysteria” in the language of the day. The broad spectrum of disorders then subsumed under that term is still reflected in ICD-10’s subset, “F44—Dissociative (Conversion) Disorders.” Freud initially embraced both hypnoid...
Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond is a book that has no real predecessor in the dissociative disorders field. It (1) reports the most recent scientific findings and conceptualizations about dissociation, (2) defines and establishes the boundaries of current knowledge in the dissociative disorders field, (3) identifies an...
Dissociation theory and psychoanalysis have to some extent emerged as conflicting paradigms to explain mental illness, a conflict which perhaps reaches its peak over the Oedipus Complex. Psychoanalytic theory has generally been unable to accommodate itself to dissociation, and psychoanalysts have instead relegated it to the status of historical cur...
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