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Colby, K.M. (1952). British Journal of Medical Psychology. XXIII, 1950: The Psychology of Insulin Coma Treatment. R. D. Scott. Pp. 15–44.. Psychoanal Q., 21:287-288.
    
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: British Journal of Medical Psychology. XXIII, 1950: The Psychology of Insulin Coma Treatment. R. D. Scott. Pp. 15–44.

(1952). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 21:287-288

British Journal of Medical Psychology. XXIII, 1950: The Psychology of Insulin Coma Treatment. R. D. Scott. Pp. 15–44.

Kenneth Mark Colby

It is the threat of physical death which is the psychologically important factor in insulin coma treatments. The closer the patient is brought in reality

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to death, as in nearly irreversible comas, the better are the results. Not only death but rebirth plays a role in the patient's mind. Because of the themes of death and rebirth, insulin treatment parallels initiation ceremonies.

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Article Citation

Colby, K.M. (1952). British Journal of Medical Psychology. XXIII, 1950. Psychoanal. Q., 21:287-288

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