Denial (Psychology)

Publication Title: 
AIDS care

The Youth AIDS and Drugs (YAD) Study is a study of young people who inject drugs, and their risk of the transmission of HIV through needle sharing and/or unsafe sex. One hundred and five people, aged less than 21, 75% of whom were current or recent injectors, undertook in-depth interviews which were tape recorded, transcribed and analysed qualitatively. This paper focuses on the ways in which the young people in the group attempted to manage the risk of needle sharing. Needle sharing in the study group was not common behaviour.

Author(s): 
Loxley, W.
Ovenden, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

AIM: This study explored the experiences of parents who have children with significant developmental disability. BACKGROUND: Prevailing societal and professional assumptions of parental crisis and maladjustment in response to the 'tragedy' of having a disabled child did not accord with the authors' practice experience. Whilst parents confronted numerous difficulties, most of them appeared to manage with optimism and remarkable resourcefulness.

Author(s): 
Kearney, P. M.
Griffin, T.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Analytical Psychology

This paper explores the fear of love and relationship which develops when a child has experienced parents who cannot tolerate emotional separation and so attempt to retain perfect contingency with their infant, long after the infant needs to begin to separate and individuate. The child is a 'self-object' for the parents, who depend on the responses of others, including their own child, to maintain a sense of their own identity.

Author(s): 
Knox, Jean
Publication Title: 
L'Encephale

INTRODUCTION: Alzheimer's disease affects patients in time and space and all dimensions of emotional, cognitive and social life. It is, in return, an unprecedented threat for the family, a disaster for each member of the family. Because of the love story, because of the suffering, the disease remains the relationship between patient and caregiver. We try to approach their suffering according to the carer's reports.

Author(s): 
Caron, R.
Caron, L.
Publication Title: 
Paraplegia

Some studies have suggested that nondisabled people follow the dictates of a 'kindness norm' when reacting to those who are disabled. Spinal cord injured substance abusers have sometimes used the kindness of others to help maintain their addictive behavior. A special unit for such substance abusers in a Veterans Affairs hospital has used group psychotherapy as one of the principal methods for moving beyond the kindness norm and challenging its patients to struggle with their substance abuse.

Author(s): 
Perez, M.
Pilsecker, C.
Publication Title: 
Paraplegia

Some studies have suggested that nondisabled people follow the dictates of a 'kindness norm' when reacting to those who are disabled. Spinal cord injured substance abusers have sometimes used the kindness of others to help maintain their addictive behavior. A special unit for such substance abusers in a Veterans Affairs hospital has used group psychotherapy as one of the principal methods for moving beyond the kindness norm and challenging its patients to struggle with their substance abuse.

Author(s): 
Perez, M.
Pilsecker, C.
Publication Title: 
The Psychiatric Quarterly

Pseudo-altruism is a pattern of behavior used by people who have a problem in coping satisfactorily with repressed rage. Observed in both individual and group psychotherapy, it allows the discharge of unacceptable impulses through professed concern about others. This model involves the interaction of at least three people. One individual, A, unable to acknowledge his rage toward a second person, B, comes to the assistance of a third party, C, whom he is convinced has been injured by B. A attacks B or encourages C to do so.

Author(s): 
Edelson, S. R.
Publication Title: 
L'Encephale

INTRODUCTION: The therapeutic alliance can be defined as a collaborative relationship between the patient and the practitioner. It represents an essential component of the psychotherapeutic process (Ambresin et al., 2007; Cungi, 2006; Martin et al., 2000). Some authors suggest that a good alliance can have a favorable impact on the therapeutic success (Barber et al., 2000; Hubble, Duncan, & Miller 1999; Horvath & Luborsky, 1993; Horvath & Symonds, 1991).

Author(s): 
Laconi, S.
Cailhol, L.
Pourcel, L.
Thalamas, C.
Lapeyre-Mestre, M.
Chabrol, H.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Following two surgical operations under hypnotic anesthesia, it was possible, during subsequent recall under hypnosis, to elicit a representation of the past operative experience. It would seem that under hypnosis there is a persistence of the preception of nociceptive information and of its recognition as such by the subject. From an analysis of these two experiments in recall, it is possible to formulate several hypotheses concerning the psychological processes involved in hypnotic analgesia.

Author(s): 
Chertok, L.
Michaux, D.
Droin, M. C.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the Indiana State Medical Association
Author(s): 
Grosz, H. J.

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