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Nierenberg, M.A. (1983). Family Therapy and Major Psychopathology: Edited by Melvin R. Lansky, M.D. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1981. 431 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 52:301-305.

(1983). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 52:301-305

Family Therapy and Major Psychopathology: Edited by Melvin R. Lansky, M.D. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1981. 431 pp.

Review by:
Marvin A. Nierenberg

In view of the finding of the American Psychoanalytic Association's 1976 Survey of Psychoanalytic Practice that fifty per cent of psychoanalysts' office practice consists of "other modes of care than analysis per se" the book Family Therapy and Major Psychopathology may be of interest to more psychoanalysts than one might think. After all, family therapy is one of the several therapeutic modalities which psychoanalysts use in that part of their office work which is not devoted to psychoanalysis. In addition, those psychoanalysts who work in inpatient facilities and community mental health centers as clinicians, administrators, and teachers have been familiar with family therapy for many years.

Melvin R. Lansky has brought together the experiences of twenty-one authors, including himself, who have applied family therapy techniques to clinical problems at the severe end of the spectrum. These include schizophrenia, major affective disorders, severe personality disorders manifested by suicidal activity and marital disharmony, alcoholism, anorexia nervosa, organic brain syndrome, and others. They are not the usual ones subjected to psychoanalytic investigation, although all of them have been studied by analysts at one time or another.

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