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By William V. Good, Jefferson E. Nelson

Supplies the clinician a very good experience of the extent of psychiatric education so much fundamental care physicians obtain in clinical tuition, so it creates a bridge for the psychotherapist in speaking with docs, who write such a lot prescriptions for psychotropic drugs.

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Each of these terms is a dynamic function, constantly changing, and requiring action on the part of the person to be maintained—although generally the maintenance is habitual and unmediated by thought. 9 Conclusions This chapter presented a multidimensional perspective on what a person is and how it should be understood in the many different facets of its existence. Virtually nothing about persons that we have discussed in this chapter is unaffected by sickness. What sickness does is impair function but the functions that it limits may be found in every sphere of a person’s life as it is lived.

When that happens, the sick person may have lost that part of life that made tolerable an otherwise embittered existence. The loss may be of only the dream—the wish or fantasy (however improbable) that one day might have come true. Such loss can be a source of great distress and intensely private pain. All persons can dissociate themselves partly or completely from events, experiences, memories, or bodily sensations. Dissociation is defense psychological mechanism described by Freud (abwehrmechanismen), which is different from simply not remembering or forgetting, where a memory can be jogged back into existence by a clue or someone actively helping.

A secret beloved friend may be lost to a sick person because he or she has no legitimate place by the sickbed. When that happens, the sick person may have lost that part of life that made tolerable an otherwise embittered existence. The loss may be of only the dream—the wish or fantasy (however improbable) that one day might have come true. Such loss can be a source of great distress and intensely private pain. All persons can dissociate themselves partly or completely from events, experiences, memories, or bodily sensations.

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