Accession Number : AD0020110


Title :   AN INTENSIVE STUDY OF TWELVE CASES OF MANIC-DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PSYCHIATRY DC


Personal Author(s) : Fromm-Reichmann, Frieda ; Baker, Grace ; Blake-Cohen, Mabel ; Cohen, Robert A ; Weigert, Edith V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/020110.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 231


Abstract : An intensive study of 12 manic-depressive patients was made in order to reformulate, and further develop the dynamics of the character structure of these patients in terms of their patterns of interpersonal relationships. A comprehensive survey of the literature was made in order to determine the present state of development of psychopathological theory in regard to manic- depressive states. The manic-depressive character was investigated from the point of view of (1) the patterns of interaction between parents and child and between family and community; (2) the ways in which these patterns influenced the character structure of the child and affected his experiencing of other people in his subsequent life; and (3) the way in which these patterns are repeated in therapy and can be altered by the processes of psychotherapy.


Descriptors :   *PSYCHOTHERAPY , *PSYCHOSES , INTERACTIONS , DYNAMICS , SURVEYS , PATTERNS , THERAPY , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE