Year: 1980 Source: Review of Existential Psychology & Psychiatry, v.17, no.2-3, (1980-1981), p.245-252 SIEC No: 19850508

Author Burstow critically examines Binswanger’s existential philosophy as it applies to schizophrenia. According to this interpretation, the individual has personal constructs through which experiences are filtered. As the individual matures, experiences may clash with this matrix: given loving support from others, he adapts. Lack of support threatens him & he may filter the experience to fit his pattern of understanding , resulting in thought distortion. NBB