Addictive States of Mind

Addictive States of Mind

eBook - 2013
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'Perversion is taken to mean different things within psychoanalytic discourse. In this book the authors view perversions, not in terms of specific behaviours, but as a type of blueprint for object relations. While perversions may involve a quest for excitement through sex, drugs or gambling, for example, the focus here is on the underlying incapacity - or indeed at times refusal - to relate to the other as separate from the self and not as a narcissistic appendage. It is the anxieties aroused by intimacy and relatedness that drive the pursuit of ecstasy and excitement. Psychoanalytic thinking.
Publisher: London : Karnac Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781782410584
1782410589
9781780490052
Characteristics: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Additional Contributors: Wood, Heather
Hale, Robert

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