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Description - Psychosis (Madness) by Paul Williams

The first title in a series of limited-edition, low-cost books, devised and launched by The Institute of Psycho-Analysis in London, The books feature recent lectures on important psychoanalytic themes as part of the London Public Lecture series, organized by the British Psycho-Analytic Society. These collections have been chosen and edited by British psychoanalysts, members of the British Psycho-Analytical Society and experts in the areas of psychoanalytic work concerned. This collection consists of six articles by Leslie Sohn, Michael Conran, Michael Sinason, Thomas Freeman, Richard Lucas, and David Bell. The articles cover various mental disorders known collectively as psychoses and deal with subjects of violence and madness; vulnerability, "humane care" and the management of psychotic patients in a hospital setting; rage and the "mad self"; schizophrenia; and destructive narcissism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780953710508
ISBN-10: 0953710505
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Institute of Psycho-Analysis
Publisher: Institute of Psycho-Analysis
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Williams

Paul Williams is a training and supervising analyst with The British Psychoanalytical Society and a member of the Royal Anthropological Institute. He was a consultant psychotherapist in the British National Health Service, retiring in 2010. From 2001-2007 he was Joint Editor-in-Chief, with Glen O. Gabbard, of the 'International Journal of Psychoanalysis'. He has published widely on the subject of severe disturbance. He lives and practises in Hampshire, UK.

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