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Published by Academic Press in Sydney, New York .
Written in English


  • Neuroses -- Etiology.,
  • Neuroses -- Social aspects.

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Edition Notes

StatementScott Henderson with D.G. Byrne and Paul Duncan-Jones.
SeriesPersonality and psychopathology ;, 27
ContributionsByrne, D. G., Duncan-Jones, Paul.
LC ClassificationsRC530 .H4
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 279 p. :
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3789738M
ISBN 100123405807
LC Control Number81067868

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" Neurosis and the Social Environment." American Journal of Psychiatry, (6), pp. a– Access content To read the fulltext, please use one of the options below to sign in or purchase access. PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. Author: Kathleen R. Merikangas. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Neurosis and the social environment / Scott Henderson with D.G. Byrne and Paul Duncan-Jones. Henderson, A. S. (Alexander Scott), Get this edition. neurosis, in psychiatry, a broad category of psychological disturbance, encompassing various mild forms of mental disorder. Until fairly recently, the term neurosis was broadly employed in contrast with psychosis, which denoted much more severe, debilitating mental disturbances. Book Description. Psychoanalysis began over a century ago as a treatment for neurosis. Rooted in the positivistic mindset of the medicine from which it stemmed, it trained its empiricist gaze directly upon the symptoms of the malaise, only to be seduced into attributing it to causes as numerous as there are aspects of human experience.

In Neurosis and Human Growth, Dr. Horney discusses the neurotic process as a special form of the human development, the antithesis of healthy growth. She unfolds the different stages of this situation, describing neurotic claims, the tyranny or inner dictates and the neurotic's solutions for relieving the tensions of conflict in such emotional attitudes as domination, self-effacement, dependency, or Cited by: Karen Horney, in this book, refutes and modifies several theories of Freud keeping the basic premise intact. The Neo-Freudian psychoanalysis explained in the book shifts from the instinct theory of Freud to social relationships, to explain the inner conflicts of mind. Thus, environment gets /5. Abstract. Considerable controversy has centered on the role of social support in the stress process. Some theorists (Cassel, ; Cobb, ; Kaplan, Cassel, & Gore, ) have argued that support acts only as a resistance factor; that is, support reduces, or buffers, the adverse psychological impacts of exposure to negative life events and/or chronic difficulties, but support has no direct Cited by: The social environment is a broader concept than that of social class or social circle. The physical and social environment is a determining factor in active and healthy aging in place, being a central factor in the study of environmental gerontology.

Those enjoying strong social ties appear to be at low risk of psychosocial and physical impairment, whereas a lack of social support has been found to be associated with depression, neurosis and. See M. Trimble, Post-Traumatic Neurosis (); S. Henderson et al., Neurosis and the Social Environment (); J. Lopez Pinero, The Historical Origins of the Concept of Neurosis (tr. ); G. Russell, ed. The Neuroses and Personality Disorders (). Generally, neurosis means poor ability to adapt to ones environment, an inability to change one’s life patterns, and the inability to develop a richer, more complex, more satisfying personality. The first point to note is that there are predisposing physiological conditions, for the most part hereditary. The Influence of Early Environment in the Development of Neurosis and Neurotic Character John Bowlby The material upon which this paper is based is the case- material which I have seen during the past three years at the London Child Guidance Clinic.