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Mental Handicap and the Human Condition : New Approaches from the Tavistock - Valerie Sinason

Mental Handicap and the Human Condition

New Approaches from the Tavistock

Paperback Published: 15th June 1992
ISBN: 9781853431760
Number Of Pages: 304

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What is the sense in 'stupidity'? This book is not only about the people officially and bureaucratically designated mentally handicapped, but also about how all of us suffer from the limitations and self-limitations which can be discerned from clinical work on the inner world of those so designated. An innovative and moving work, which includes a wealth of clinical material.

Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
The Background
The sense in 'stupidity'p. 17
Euphemisms and abusep. 39
A short history: mythical and psychoanalyticalp. 55
Case Studies
The man who was losing his brainp. 87
Primary and secondary handicap: Stevenp. 111
The handicapped smile: Ali's defence against traumap. 136
The scribe function and child development: Tomasp. 178
The shock of intelligence revealed: House Mp. 205
Finding meaning without words: self-injury and profound handicapp. 221
Male sexuality and handicapp. 256
Female sexuality and handicapp. 275
Sexual abuse, psychosis and legal redressp. 298
Conclusionp. 317
Glossary of psychoanalytic termsp. 323
Bibliographyp. 328
List of relevant organizationsp. 347
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9781853431760
ISBN-10: 1853431761
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15th June 1992
Publisher: Free Association Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 3