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Author Ellenhorn, Ross D.
Title Parasuicidality and paradox : breaking through the medical model / Ross D. Ellenhorn.
Imprint New York, NY : Springer Pub., [2008]

Author Ellenhorn, Ross D.
Subject Parasuicide -- Psychological aspects.
Suicidal behavior -- Psychological aspects.
Self-injurious behavior -- Psychological aspects.
Psychotherapy patients -- Psychology.
Psychotherapist and patient.
Patient Acceptance of Health Care -- psychology.
Self-Injurious Behavior -- psychology.
Mentally Ill Persons -- psychology.
Patient Readmission.
Physician's Role -- psychology.
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 199 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The borderline fallacies -- The dialectics of failure -- The patient career -- The game : treating the problem of treatment seeking -- The attitudinal conditions for the game -- Relationship -- Clinician's authorship -- Motivation and change -- Deinstitutionalizing institutions -- Conclusion : alienation, dehumanization, conformity, and their influence on parasuicidal behavior.
Summary In the United States, over 1/4 of all psychiatric emergency room visits each year are for chronically acute behaviors often labeled "parasuicidal," leading to a continuous loop of complaints and ineffective interventions. This book offers an effective way out. It introduces a theory that radically departs from current ideas about such behaviors.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0826115497 (electronic bk.)
9780826115492 (electronic bk.)
0826115462 (Cloth)
9780826115461 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 233792308
Additional Format Print version: Ellenhorn, Ross D. Parasuicidality and paradox. New York, NY : Springer Pub., ©2008 (DLC) 2007022458

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