The Psychoanalysis of Symptoms by Henry KellermanThe Psychoanalysis of Symptoms by Henry Kellerman

The Psychoanalysis of Symptoms

byHenry Kellerman

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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In this book, Dr. Henry Kellerman presents a set of principles (psychological/psychoanalytic axioms) which underpin the curing of psychological/emotional symptoms through the use of four terms that comprise a psychological equation. Each of these terms is spelled-out, and then throughout the book, specific symptoms are identified, and in a step-by-step display, the reader can follow the cure of the symptom through the use of this new discovery.
Henry Kellerman, Ph.D. is training analyst and senior supervisor at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City.  He is the author and editor of numerous works and scientific papers and was the editor of the Columbia University book series Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspect...
Title:The Psychoanalysis of SymptomsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pagesPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1441924701

ISBN - 13:9781441924704


Table of Contents

History of Symptom Psychology.- Underpinnings of the Symptom-Code.- The Symptom-Code and Its Application.- On Wishes, Symptoms, and Withdrawal.- Bottles Under the Bed: A Case of Compulsion.- Holes: A Case of Body Delusion.- Symptoms Based Upon Feelings of Rejection: Strangling, Sweats, and Death.- Gazing at Corpses: A Case of Morbid Compulsion.- Sin of the Priest: A Case of Obsession.- Ingenious Regression: A Case of Hallucination.- Panic on the Bridge: A Case of Selective Agoraphobia.- "I Can Hardly Move": A Case of a Three-Day Migraine.- Doubled Over: A Case of Displaced Phallic Obsession.- The Psychology of Blushing: Cases in the Involuntary Disclosure of Success Wishes.- "No Writing!": A Case of Delusional Self-Incrimination.- "I'm Not Going To Work Today": A Case of Severe Agoraphobia.- Chaos: A Case of Compulsive Collecting and Hoarding.- Not Thin Enough!: A Case of Anorexia.- Dissociative Identity Disorder: A Case of Split Personality.- An Asperger Mind: An Examination of the Case of Nobelian John Forbes Nash, Jr.- Acting Out: The First Symptom and the Primacy of Anger or Sex.- Symptoms versus Character Traits: Accessible versus Inaccessible Symptoms.- The Metamorphosis of Symptoms: The Domain of Wishes and the Domain of Traits.- References.

Editorial Reviews

In this volume, Dr. Henry Kellerman has constructed a lens through which the inner working of pscyhological symptoms can be clearly seen.  Along with this he has proposed a code for unraveling such symptoms.  He then carefully applies this symptom-code, in detail, to a wide variety of symptoms.  This is an important psychoanalytic work; and elegant conception, elegantly presented. -- Harry Sands, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Editor, Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; and Former President, New York State Psychological AssociationIn a compelling theoretical synthesis, Dr. Kellerman proposes that the only phenomenon in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy subject to cure is the patient's psychological symptom.  All else is helping the patient struggle better.  An X-ray of the symptom is developed and a method to efficiently penetrate the symptom is demonstrated. The important contribution here is that Kellerman has distilled the four basic elements that comprise a symptom-code -- a universal key that unlocks symptoms.  I believe this work is a tour de force, and constitutes a classic advance psychoanalytic understanding. -- Vincenzo Conigliaro, M.D., Dean and Medical Director, Training Institute for Mental HealthDr. Kellerman introduces a system called the symptom-code that enables clinicians to understand and treate a wide variety of debilitating symptoms.  Much of Dr. Kellerman's case material reads like a detective story in which the symptom-code is applied and the meaning of the symptom becomes readily apparent.  The reader will find these cases fascinating and the explanations given by Dr. Kellerman quite convincing. -- Mary Beth M. Cresci, Past President, Section of Psychologist/Psychoanalyst Practitioners