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Royston, R. (1995). An Analysis of Intellectual Dysfunction. Brit. J. Psychother., 12(1):15-28.

(1995). British Journal of Psychotherapy, 12(1):15-28

An Analysis of Intellectual Dysfunction

Robert Royston

Thinking inhibitions may affect a person's academic and professional performance and damage aesthetic enjoyment. They can emerge in the analytic encounter as an inability to digest interpretive ideas and insights. The present paper describes the experience of intellectual blocking and offers a theory to account for the psychodynamics and causes. The argument is traced through three case studies, using an object relations theoretical approach that is distinguished from some other psychoanalytic viewpoints.

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