Suicide risk in the detachment from reality: Failures in the quest for love that saves

Suicide is among the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for almost one million annual deaths globally. The author presents an exploration into the suicidal mind using Freud’s cathexis and decathexis theory. This model describes the patient’s withdrawal from reality and the need to gratify libidinal and aggressive drives in the internal world. Theories and […]

Are microglia minding us? Digging up the unconscious mind-brain relationships from a neuropsychoanalytic approach.

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The Classic Systems of Psychotherapy and Suicidal Behavior (IN: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior, edited by R I Yufit & D Lester)

This chapter describes various types of psychotherapy & their application with suicidal patients. Psychoanalysis, cognitive therapy, transactional analysis, behaviour therapy are discussed in detail while primal therapy, gestalt therapy, reality therapy, person-centered therapy, & existential therapy are briefly reviewed. (62 refs.)

Masked Depression and Suicidal Ideation in the Drawings of Schizophrenic Patients (IN: Suicide and the Creative Arts, edited by S Stack & D Lester)

This chapter examines the value of artwork as a diagnostic tool for patients with psychosis. Discussion is focused on the art expressions rather than on the mental illness of the artists. Paintings are reviewed for their potential contribution to a better understanding of the patients’ emotional state, particularly masked depression among patients with schizophrenia. The […]

Who is Killing What or Whom? (IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)

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Treatment Priorities After Adolescent Suicide Attempts(IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)

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Suicidality and Women: Obsession and the use of the Body(IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)

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Violence to Body and Mind: Infanticide as Suicide(IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)

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Skin Toughening and Skin Porosity: Addressing the Issue of Self-Harm by Omission(IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)

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Psychological Safety: a Missing Concept in Suicide Risk Prevention(IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)

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Psychoanalysis and Suicide: Process and Typology(IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)

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The Father Transference During a pre-Suicide State(IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)

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Self Break-up and the Descent Into Suicide(IN: Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention, ed. by S Briggs, A Lemma and W Crouch)

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Relating to Self-Harm and Suicide: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Practice, Theory and Prevention

This edited book presents original studies & research from contemporary psychoanalysts, therapists, & academics focusing on the psychoanalytic understanding of suicide & self-harm, & how this can be applied to clinical work & policy. The book is divided into three parts, including: a theoretical overview; examples of psychoanalytic practice with self-harming & suicidal patients; & […]

Erotism, Aggression and Suicide Therapeutic Implications (IN: Science and Psychoanalysis, ed. by J H Masserman)

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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Treatment of an Acute Suicidal Crisis

Treatment-via-the-parent: a Case of Bereavement (IN: Essential Papers on Object Loss, ed. by R V Frankiel)

Suicidality in Bipolar Disorders – Psychoanalytic Contribution

On: Miscarriages of Psychoanalytic Treatment With Suicidal Patients

For the original article by G Gabbard, please see SIEC #2004-1104

Effondrement des instances ideales dans le suicide

The theme of this Conference was “Injuries, Suicide & Violence: Building Knowledge, Policies & Practices to Promote a Safer World”

Ask My Patients to Forgive Me…. (IN: Sudden Endings, by M J Meaker)

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An Adolescent Treatment Case

Doctor-assisted Suicide: Psychoanalysis of Mass Anxiety