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Description - Hope by Anna Potamianou

In the well known myth of Pandora, hope was the last and most need gift at the bottom of a box of myriad misfortunes let loose on an unsuspecting world. For most human beings hope is a positive benefit. Anna Potamianou shows how in the 'borderline' patient hope can become a perverted and omnipotent means of denying reality. Indeed, in such individuals any state of mind or feeling can take on the status of an object, which is then used as a barrier against their fear of change. The psychic economy and dynamics of borderline states are not yet well understood and this book makes an important contribution to the clinical debate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415121774
ISBN-10: 0415121779
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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