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Early Development and its Disturbances : Clinical, Conceptual and Empirical Research on ADHD and other Psychopathologies and its Epistemological Reflections - Jorge Canestri

Early Development and its Disturbances

Clinical, Conceptual and Empirical Research on ADHD and other Psychopathologies and its Epistemological Reflections

Paperback Published: 31st December 2010
ISBN: 9781855757455
Number Of Pages: 310

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In this volume internationally well known experts discuss whether psychoanalysis - with its rich mix of clinical experiences and conceptualizations of early development and symptoms - has something unique to offer through deepening the understanding of children suffering from this and similar developmental disturbances. The contributors consider therapeutic strategies as well as possibilities of early prevention. Surprisingly, psychoanalysts have only during the past few years actively engaged in the on-going and very important controversial discussions on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There may be many reasons for the increasing interest in this topic over the past few years - for example the dialogue between psychoanalysis and contemporary neurobiology/brain research which opens a fascinating window on an old problem in European culture: the mind-body problem. This exchange also promises to enlarge the understanding of psychic problems probably connected with some neurobiologically-based pathologies, widely assumed to include ADHD.

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'This volume is long overdue. It provides indisputable research evidence to support what psychoanalysts have know for decades - that a monocausal etiological model to explain so complex a self-regulatory disorder as ADHD is inadequate. Now we have the evidence to justify a psychoanalytic treatment of these patients, even those who do benefit from stimulant medication. Kudos to the editors and their colleagues for providing research evidence to illustrate the continued applicability of psychoanalytic understanding and treatment to syndromes that often have a constitutional basis.' - Alan Sugarman, PhD, Child, Adolescent, and Adult Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xv
About the Editors and Contributorsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Controversies on different approaches in psychoanalytic research on early development and ADHDp. 3
Early Development and its Disturbancesp. 51
Attachment, trauma, and psychoanalysis: Where psychoanalysis meets neurosciencep. 53
Discussion of Peter Fonagy's Paper
Developmental risks and their sequelae: Effects on attachment and mentalizationp. 77
Discussion of Peter Fonagy's Paper
Attachment, trauma, and psychoanalysis: Where psychoanalysis meets neurosciencep. 87
Coping with children's temperamentp. 97
Discussion of William B. Carey's Paper
Coping with children's temperament: Early development and its disturbancesp. 113
Motion and meaning: Psychoanalytic inquiry of so-called ADHD childrenp. 123
Discussion of Heidi Staufenberg's Paper
ADHD from the empirical and clinical perspectivesp. 143
Further comments on Sophia's mimetic autism, with special reference to Bion's theory of thinkingp. 153
Discussion of Jorge L. Ahumada and Luisa C. Busch De Ahumada's Paperp. 175
Early affect regulations and its disturbances: Approaching ADHD in a psychoanalysis with a child and an adultp. 185
Psychoanalytic Research: Hopes, Views, Controversial Discussionp. 207
Logic, meaning, and truth in psychoanalytic researchp. 209
Trauma or drive-drive and trauma: Revisitedp. 219
Pluralism in theory and in research-and what now? A plea for connectionismp. 239
New orleans congress panel: What does conceptual research have to offer?p. 267
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9781855757455
ISBN-10: 1855757451
Series: Developments in Psychoanalysis
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 31st December 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49