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Eichler, S. (1989). Meeting of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York. Psychoanal Q., 58:689-690.

(1989). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 58:689-690

Meeting of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York

Seth Eichler

DISCUSSION: Dr. Warren Goodman agreed, in general, with Dr. Socarides's overall strategy for the treatment of those patients who present with deviant sexuality arising from compromised development of ego functions. He acknowledged that a significant number of patients who present with deviant sexual behavior do fit into this particular group, but he feels that the literature does not afford us a secure confirmation regarding the proportion of patients about whom these theoretical assumptions are valid: Our interventions with our patients are based on formulations relating to our assessment of their level of ego intactness.

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