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Esman, A.H. (1989). Psychoanalysis and General Psychiatry: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as Paradigm. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 37:319-336.

(1989). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 37:319-336

Psychoanalysis and General Psychiatry: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as Paradigm

Aaron H. Esman, M.D.


To certain areas once dominated by psychoanalytic conceptualizations of psychopathology and pathogenesis, general psychiatry has in recent years made significant contributions. The obsessive-compulsive disorder is cited as an example, and illustrations of such contributions are described and discussed. Some implications for psychoanalytic theory and research are suggested.

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