Despair and the Return of Hope: Echoes of Mourning in Psychotherapy

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When unmourned experiences of helplessness and disavowed desires turn into a passive fatalism, people stop hoping for the best and fear the worst, despairing that the real world has anything good to offer. This can lead individuals to memorialize past sufferings through psychological symptoms and compulsive repetitions. Dr. Shabad discusses how patients, after many years of living a life limited by resentment, fear, and despair, can come to terms with their childhood experiences: a mother who can never be satisfied, a ...

Despair and the Return of Hope: Echoes of Mourning in Psychotherapy 2007, Jason Aronson

ISBN-13: 9780765705815

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ISBN-13: 9780765703156

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