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The Lost in Dialogue: Anthropology, Psychopathology, and Care

ISBN : 9780198792062

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Author: 
Giovanni Stanghellini
Pages
240 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Nov 2016
Series
International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry
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The field of psychiatry has long struggled with developing models of practice; most underemphasize the interpersonal aspects of clinical practice. This essay is unique in putting intersubjectivity front and center. It is an attempt to provide a clinical method to re-establish the fragile dialogue of the soul with oneself and with others. Throughout, the book builds on the assumption that to be human means to be in dialogue. It uses dialogue as a unitary concept to address three essential issues for clinical practice: 'What is a human being?', 'What is mental pathology'?, and 'What is care?'. To be human - it is argued - means to be in dialogue with oneself and with other persons. Thus, mental pathology is the interruption of this dialogue - both of the person with the alterity that inhabits them, and with the alterity incarnated in other persons. Therefore, therapy is a dialogue with a method whose aim is to re-enact one's interrupted dialogue with alterity. Lost in Dialogue provides a method to approximate the Other, to understand its experiences, actions, and in general, understand the world in which it lives.

Index: 

PART ONE: ANTHROPOLOGY: WHAT IS A HUMAN BEING?
1 We are dialogue
2 The primacy of relation
3 The cradle of the dialogic principle
4 The life-world of the I-You relation
5 The innate You: the basic package
6 The dialogue with alterity: narratives and the dialectic of identity
7 A closer look into alterity: eccentricity
8 The Uncanny and the secretely familiar double
9 Epiphanies of alterity: drive
10 Habitus: the emergence of alterity in social situations
11 Emotions: the person in between moods and affects
12 A closer look at moods and affects: intentionality and temporality
13 Emotions and the dialectic of narrative identity
14 Alterity and the recoil of one's actions
15 Alterity and the other person: the anatomy of recognition
16 The basic need for recognition
17 A logic for recognition: heterology
18 An anthropology of non-recognition

PART TWO: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: WHAT IS MENTAL DISORDER?
19 First steps toward the person-centered, dialectical model of mental disorders
20 What is a symptom?
21 The truth about symptoms
22 Symptom as cypher
23 Conflicting values: the case with post partum depression
24 The body as alterity: the case with gender dysphoria
25 The trauma of non-recognition
26 Erotomia and idolatrous desire
27 Depression and the idealization of common sense desire
28 Borderline and the glorification of a thrilled flesh
29 Schizophrenia and the disembodiment of desire

PART THREE: THERAPY: WHAT IS CARE?
30 The portrait of the clinician as a globally minded citizen
31 The chiasm
32 The P.H.D. method
33 Empathy and beyond
34 Second-order empathy
35 Unfolding
36 Position-taking
37 Responsibility
38 Perspective-taking
40 What is a story?
41 Personal life-history
42 Intimacy

EPILOGUE: DIALECTIC METHOD AND DIALOGUE

About the author: 

Giovanni Stanghellini, MD and Dr. Phil. honoris causa, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, is professor of Dynamic Psychology and Psychopathology at G. d'Annunzio University (Chieti, Italy) and Profesor Adjuncto D. Portales University (Santiago, Chile). He chairs the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on Psychiatry and the Humanities, and the Association of European Psychiatrists (EPA) Section on Philosophy and Psychiatry. He is also founding chair of the Scuola di Psicoterapia e Fenomenologia Clinica (Florence). Among his books, all published by Oxford University Press: Nature and Narrative (co-edited with KWM Fulford, K. Morris and JZ Sadler, OUP 2003), Disembodied Spirits and Deanimated Bodies. The Psychopathology of Common Sense (OUP 2004), Emotions and Personhood (with R. Rosfort, OUP 2013), One Hundred Years of Karl Jaspers' General Psychopathology (co-edited with T. Fuchs, OUP 2013) and the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry

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