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(1954). American Journal of Psychiatry. CX, 1954: Psychiatric Disturbances Following Amputation. Douglas Noble, Douglas B. Price, and Rodman Gilder, Jr. Pp. 609-613.. Psychoanal Q., 23:464.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: American Journal of Psychiatry. CX, 1954: Psychiatric Disturbances Following Amputation. Douglas Noble, Douglas B. Price, and Rodman Gilder, Jr. Pp. 609-613.

(1954). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 23:464

American Journal of Psychiatry. CX, 1954: Psychiatric Disturbances Following Amputation. Douglas Noble, Douglas B. Price, and Rodman Gilder, Jr. Pp. 609-613.

Among the mental reactions to amputation, denial is especially prominent. The mental equivalence of the lost limb with the genital is often apparent. Phantom limb phenomena are important defenses; in one case the phantom appeared in conjunction with sexual excitement. In dreams, the body image was usually intact. Psychological reactions may intensify and prolong the physical disabilities arising from the amputation.

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(1954). American Journal of Psychiatry. CX, 1954. Psychoanal. Q., 23:464

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