On the Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders: An Introduction to Logotherapy and Existential Analysis

On the Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders: An Introduction to Logotherapy and Existential Analysis


By (author) Viktor E. Frankl, Translated by James M. DuBois

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  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 23mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 7 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415950295
  • ISBN 13: 9780415950299
  • Illustrations note: 17 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 437,727

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Logotherapy and Existential Analysis has been internationally recognized for decades as an empirically supported humanistic school of psychotherapy. Evidence for the growing significance of logotherapy includes institutes, societies and professorships in many countries of the world, as well as conferences and publications. On the Theory and Therapy of Neuroses: An Introduction to Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, the translation of Viktor Frankl's Theorie und Therapie der Neurosen by James M. DuBois, will allow for the first time English-only readers to experience this essential text on logotherapy.

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Table of contents

Translator's Notes and Acknowledgments Understanding Viktor Frankl's Theory and Therapy of Mental Disorders Viktor Frankl's Prefaces Introduction: What is Logotherapy? Part I. The Theory of Neuroses and Psychotherapy Chapter 1. The Theory of Neurosis as a Problem:Toward a Definition and Classification of Neurotic Disorders Chapter 2. Endogenous Psychoses: On Psychoses Caused by Somatic Disorders Chapter 3. Psychosomatic Illnesses: Critical Remarks on Psychosomatic Medicine Chapter 4. Functional Illnesses or "Pseudo-Neuroses": On Mental Disorders Due to a Medical Condition Chapter 5. Reactive Neuroses: On Neuroses Arising from the fight For or Against Something Chapter 6. Iatrogenic Neuroses: On Neuroses Arising from a Medical Intervention Chapter 7. Psychogenic Neuroses: On Neuroses with Psychological Causes Chapter 8. Noogenic Neuroses: On Neuroses with Spiritual Causes Chapter 9. Collective Neuroses: On Societal Neuroses Part II. Logotherapy and Existential Analysis Chapter 10. Logotherapy as a Specific Therapy of Noogenic Neuroses Chapter 11. Logotherapy as a Nonspecific Therapy Chapter 12. Paradoxical Intention and Dereflection Chapter 13. Medical Ministry Chapter 14. Existential Analysis as a Psychotherapeutic Anthropology Summary Glossary of Medical Terms Index