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Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl by Marguerite Sechehaye

Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl

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Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl by Marguerite Sechehaye
Nov 01, 1994 | ISBN 9780452011335
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    Nov 01, 1994 | ISBN 9780452011335

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Table Of Contents

Autobiography of a Schizophrenic GirlTranslator’s Preface

Part I: The Story

1. Appearance of the First Feelings of Unreality

2. The Struggle Against Unreality Begins

3. Riquette

4. I Go into Psychoanalysis and Find a Mama

5. I Enter the System

6. The System Gives Me Orders and Things Begin to Come to Life

7. I Am Hospitalized; the System Persists and I Risk Losing Mama

8. I Sink into Unreality

9. After a Beneficial Trip and Acute Crisis Confounds Me

10. My First Double: The Little Monkey

11. The Miracle of the Apples

12. I Learn to Know My Body

13. Mama’s Other Patients; All My Self-Destructive Energies Are Unleashed

14. Mama Is Busy with Baby Ezekiel

15. I Enter Mama’s Body and Am Reborn in Ezekiel

16. I Become Firmly Established in Wonderful Reality

Part II: The Interpretation

17. Stages in Ego Disintegration / Development of the Pathological Perception of Reality / Defense Mechanisms of the Psychotic Ego / Oral Sources of the Feeling of Reality / New Trauma amd Massive Regression of the Ego to the Fetal Phase

18. Stages in Ego Reconstruction / Symbolic Realization of the Fetal Phase as the Beginning of Ego Reconstruction / Creation of a New “Imago” / Imitative Process in the Service of Ego Formation / Construction of the Body Ego / Affective Bases in the Structuration of the Real

19. Conclusions / Value of Symbolic Realization in Formative Mechanicms of the Ego / A Dynamic Conception of the Process of Disintegration in Schizophrenia


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