Kevin Malone – Schizophrenia and Psychoanalysis: Brief Observations from Contemporary American Psychiatric Literature

Issue 40 (Sprint 2009) Pages-1-5 s « J on opening remarks to the conference Schizophrenia 1908-2008: – r*; ‘ csis and Psychoanalysis, this article reflects on the current status of yr-cr: analysis within modem American psychiatry and the fact that it … Continue reading

Tom Dalzell – Schizophrenia in Freud and Lacan: No Return to pre-Kraepelinian Bewilderment

Issue 40 (Spring 2009) Pages-7-17 This article argues that while Freud accepted Kraepelin’s nosological divisions, he reversed the order of late nineteenth century conceptions of psychosis, objective-biological and subjective-biographical, without returning to early nineteenth century Romantic psychiatry or obviating the claims of biological psychiatry on … Continue reading

Helen Sheehan – From Gleann na nGealt to Schizophrenia: A Structure of Refusal?

Issue 40 (Spring 2009) Pages-19-32 This paper examines some aspects of the history of mental illness in Ireland from a Freudian perspective. It draws on the work of Joseph Robins and of Michel Foucault and argues that the concept of Schizophrenia … Continue reading

Eadbhard O’Callaghan & Nicolas Ramperti – Was Bleuler Right? — or the Perils of Procrastination

Issue 40 (Spring 2009) Pages-33-41 This article employs recent empirical data to confirm Eugen Bleuler’s view that delays between the appearance o f psychotic symptoms and treatment are harmful. It also bears out Bleuler’s less ominous view o f Kraepelin’s dementia praecox by … Continue reading

Barry O’Donnell – Towards the Difference between Neurosis and Psychosis

Issue 40 (Spring 2009) Pages-43-57 This paper recommends that clinicians attempting to differentiate the structures o f neurosis and psychosis take account o f Freud’s thinking on the mental act o f negation, based on his clinical practice, as well as Jacques Lacan’s … Continue reading

Christian Fierens – Foreclosure and Discordance: Is Schizophrenia Thinkable?

Issue 40 (Spring 2009) Pages-59-67 This article argues that schizophrenia, as the illness o f the psychical system in its generality, can only be approached by posing the preliminary question: ‘‘what is association?”. I f one thinks in terms o f a … Continue reading