By Marion Bowers, Robert Hale, Heather Wood
"Perversion is taken to intend various things inside psychoanalytic discourse. during this ebook the authors view perversions, no longer by way of particular behaviours, yet as a kind of blueprint for item kinfolk. whereas perversions might contain a quest for pleasure via intercourse, medications or playing, for instance, the point of interest here's at the underlying incapacity--or certainly every now and then refusal--to relate to the opposite as break away the self and never as a narcissistic appendage. it's the anxieties aroused through intimacy and relatedness that force the pursuit of ecstasy and pleasure. Psychoanalytic pondering may also help multidisciplinary groups to face again and reply to the addictive mind set in humane and containing ways in which will not be collusive. This publication therefore presents wealthy foodstuff for notion not just for the person practitioner but in addition for these chargeable for shaping companies for addicted individuals."
-- Alessandra Lemma, from the Preface
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Patients may become very attached to one key worker or a system, and wellplanned and transparent disengagement can alleviate a lot of distress in the patient. Initial engagement takes place over 12 weeks and may continue for years if the presentation is extremely challenging. The majority should transition into a service for more stable cases within months. Our service takes referrals from any professional, but predominantly referrals come from the local non-statutory sector community drug service and GPs.
The relationship between Clint and his mother was not without liveliness, and there were moments of shared pleasure. Clint was not an unwanted baby, and his mother was fierce in her belief that she was a good mother. However, it became apparent to those observing the pair that the relationship was reliant on one or other of them providing challenge or excitement. There was a great deal of giggling and tickling as well as physical “fighting”. If both fell quiet, there was a feeling of absolute emptiness and despair.
It is as if they demand nothing and expect nothing. Of course, this may occur as a result of organic damage from drug or alcohol ingestion in utero, but in some cases it is a withdrawal from a bleak and unrewarding world. I have written elsewhere (Youell, 2005) about one such baby, who presented as brain-damaged at 7 months. I quote very briefly here from a session in which an attempt was being made to draw Kylie into contact. I made encouraging sounds but she soon flopped her head onto the floor and remained very still, showing no response to my voice.
Addictive States of Mind by Marion Bowers, Robert Hale, Heather Wood