Towards the difference between neurosis and psychosis

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Authors
O'Donnell, Barry
Issue Date
2009
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The School of Psychotherapy at SVUH
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Abstract
This paper recommends that clinicians attempting to differentiate the structures of neurosis and psychosis take account of Freud's thinking on the mental act of negation, based on his clinical practice, as well as Jacques Lacan's development of Freud's conception. The author argues that this is essential for any diagnosis which invokes the notion of a loss of a sense of reality.
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