chapter  11
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Obsessional disorders: A developmental systems perspective

Obsessional disorders offer a key proving ground for the approach taken in this book. Not only were such disorders central, along with hysteria, to the early evolution of psychoanalysis but the failure of the intrapsychic, instinctually based approach of classical interpretive strategies to generate consistent therapeutic results with these disorders helped generate the stillunresolved crisis in contemporary psychoanalysis.