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The Psychosomatic Paradox: Psychoanalytical Studies
The author of this book explores a particular mode of mental functioning expressed through a series of clinical symptoms and highlighted by contemporary psychosomatic research. Smadja's concept, a true clinical and conceptual invention in the field of psychopathology, has evolved from work originally carried out by Pierre Marty, Michel de M'Uzan, Christian David and Michel ...more
Hardcover, 233 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Free Association Books
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Although the topic is very important and the book reviews some important ideas in the psychosomatic field (- especially what Freud has indirectly written about it -), this book does not raise a refreshing, consistent view. It has been written with a lack of imagination, lot repetition of the same points. Disappointing.