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(1960). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XL, 1959: Aspects of Defense in Neurosis and Psychosis. Thomas Freeman. Pp. 199-212.. Psychoanal Q., 29:583-584.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XL, 1959: Aspects of Defense in Neurosis and Psychosis. Thomas Freeman. Pp. 199-212.

(1960). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 29:583-584

International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XL, 1959: Aspects of Defense in Neurosis and Psychosis. Thomas Freeman. Pp. 199-212.

Freeman compares and contrasts the role of introjection, projection, and identification in neurosis and psychosis. In neurosis a relatively intact ego utilizes these mechanisms to deal with the drives after the failure of repression. Processes of identification, introjection, and projection play a part in the struggle of the ego against the drives. In psychosis defenses are not a primary aspect of the disease. The essence of the disease is in ego defects. It is not the result of a defensive

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process but represents a defeat in which the executive agent of defense is wholly or partly out of commission. In psychoses, then, introjection-projection processes and identification processes do not serve the aims of defense as in psychoneuroses. Freeman gives a number of clinical examples to illustrate his thesis and quotes widely from psychoanalytic literature.

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(1960). International Journal of Psychoanalysis. XL, 1959. Psychoanal. Q., 29:583-584

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