Freeman works from the premise that Self-Psychology, Attachment Theory, interpersonal Psychoanalysis, Object Relations and Neo-Kleinianism have, in contemporary Anglo-Saxon psychoanalysis, neglected to address the centrality and ubiquity of sexuality. The clarity of writing together with the clinical examples explained within a psychoanalytic framweork allow the importance of an alternative view of psychiatric illness to be gleaned.
In an age of pharmacological psychiatry and theorising without clinical experience, this book is necessary in order to reach new psychiatrists in training, increase their expertise and imporve patient care. Challenging common theories and ideas, this fascinating volume characterises Freeman's enduring contribution to the discipline.
Foreword by Lord Alderdice.
Preface by Jeremy Holmes.
Chapter 1 Freud as psychiatric nosographist.
Chapter 2 The descriptive foundations for the concept of unconscious homosexuality.
Chapter 3 Freud's concept of paraphrenia.
Chapter 4 On morbid anxiety.
Chapter 5 On the transference.
Chapter 6 Erotomania and transference love.
Chapter 7 Masturbatory phantasies and the content of persecutory delusions.
Chapter 8 Theorising about depressive symptomatology.
Chapter 9 Observations on the psychoanalytic treatment of depressive states.