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Author Dejours, Christophe

Title Psychopathology of Work : Clinical Observations
Published London : Karnac Books, 2015


Description 1 online resource (121 pages)
Series The International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series
International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series
Contents COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS; SERIES EDITOR'S FOREWORD; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE Madness and work: from aetiological analysis to theoretical contradictions (a case of status asthmaticus); CHAPTER TWO What the psychopathology of work can bring to the study of an acute delirious episode; CHAPTER THREE "Doctor, can you get Alzheimer's at my age?" A mysterious deterioration of the cognitive functions in a forty-year-old patient; CHAPTER FOUR "Centrality of work" and sexuality theory
CHAPTER FIVE Psychological harassment at work: the subjugation of the bodyCHAPTER SIX New forms of servitude and suicide; INDEX
Summary This book examines the processes at issue in the onset of psychiatric disorders linked to stress in the workplace. Six clinical observations are presented: an acute psychosomatic decompensation (status asthmaticus); a delirious episode; a dementia-like confusional state; a sexuality disorder; two successive decompensations - one in a victim of workplace harassment and one in her aggressor - and a suicide. Each is explored in detail, from aetiology to treatment, bringing into sharp relief the differences between conventional analysis and the interpretation of material in light of the reference t
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Subject Industrial psychiatry -- Case studies
Work -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies
Mental illness.
Occupational diseases.
Mental Disorders
Occupational Diseases
mental disorders.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Occupational diseases
Mental illness
Industrial psychiatry
Work -- Psychological aspects
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781782413417