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St. John, R. (1966). Regression as a Defense in Chronic Schizophrenia. Psychoanal Q., 35:414-422.
   

(1966). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 35:414-422

Regression as a Defense in Chronic Schizophrenia

Robert St. John, M.D.

SUMMARY

It is suggested that regressive symptoms seen in chronic schizophrenics are not static but are dynamic and understandable. The patient's tendencies to avoid object relations on the one hand, and to merge with the environment on the other, are conceptualized in terms of present-day ego psychology. A therapy session with a mute catatonic woman in which this understanding was used is described.

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