Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry: Partners and Competitors in the Mental Health Field offers a comprehensive overview of the many links between the two fields. There have long been connections between the two professions, but this is the first time the many points of contact have been set out clearly for practitioners from both fields.

Covering social and cultural factors, clinical practice, including diagnosis and treatment, and looking at teaching and continuing professional development, this book features contributions and exchange of ideas from an international group of clinicians from across both professions.

Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry: Partners and Competitors in the Mental Health Field will appeal to all practicing psychoanalysts and psychiatrists and anyone wanting to draw on the best of both fields in their theoretical understanding and clinical practice.

part I|81 pages

The Mental Health field

chapter Chapter Two|16 pages

Psychoanalysis and psychiatry in Latin America

Historical aspects and current challenges

chapter Chapter Three|6 pages


Its glorious past, its troubled present, and its uncertain future

chapter Chapter Four|15 pages

Working together

Some institutional psychodynamics between psychoanalysts and psychiatrists

chapter Chapter Five|9 pages

Psychoanalysis, psychiatry and medicine

chapter Chapter Six|13 pages

Psychoanalysis and psychiatry

Between Clinical culture and organizational culture

part II|126 pages

The clinical practice

chapter Chapter Seven|29 pages

What psychopathology can learn from neuropsychodynamic psychiatry?

A spatiotemporal approach

chapter Chapter Nine|10 pages

The person with the diagnosis

chapter Chapter Ten|18 pages

The second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2)

Sensible diagnoses for sensitive clinicians

chapter Chapter Eleven|12 pages

The structural interview

chapter Chapter Twelve|12 pages

Clinical picture as an open window

From symptoms to a phenomenological-dynamic stance on the patient's world 1

chapter Chapter Fourteen|14 pages

Self-disorders in psychosis

A Possible integrative concept of phenomenology and psychoanalysis

part III|76 pages

The formative dimension

chapter Chapter Fifteen|12 pages

Teaching, training and continual education

Methods and models

chapter Chapter Sixteen|11 pages

Teaching psychoanalytic psychotherapy to residents in psychiatry

Windows of friendship or animosity? 1

chapter Chapter Seventeen|9 pages

Proving the impact of psychoanalysis on daily psychiatric practice

Structured programs and clinical guidance

chapter Chapter Eighteen|20 pages

The white bicycle

How could general psychiatry benefit from psychoanalytic theories and practice? 1

chapter Chapter Nineteen|4 pages

"What shall we do?"

Bridging psychoanalysis and non-analysts 1

chapter Chapter Twenty|4 pages

A "bridge" between psychoanalysis and psychiatry

chapter Chapter Twenty One|8 pages

Psychoanalysis and psychiatry

chapter Chapter Twenty Two|4 pages

The movement of therapeutic communities in Italy

Myth and reality