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Renik, O. (1984). An Example of Disavowal Involving the Menstrual Cycle. Psychoanal Q., 53:523-532.

(1984). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 53:523-532

An Example of Disavowal Involving the Menstrual Cycle

Owen Renik, M.D.


The author presents clinical material that illustrates the confusion between reality and fantasy in disavowal, the tendency of some women in analysis to disavow menstrual events, and some technical considerations pertaining to the analysis of disavowal as a resistance.

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