IBNA- Psychology and mental health book, 'The Abyss of Madness' (2012) by American ‎scientist George E. Atwood who presents an engaging and thought-provoking book has ‎been published in Persian and is available at Iranian bookstores. ‎
Engaging and thought-provoking book
The book has been translated into Persian by Paivand Jalali and Arash Mehrkesh. Tehran-based Farhang-e Nashr-e No has released 'The Abyss of Madness' in 256 pages.
Despite the many ways in which the so-called psychoses can become manifest, they are ultimately human events arising out of human contexts. As such, they can be understood in an intersubjective manner, removing the stigmatizing boundary between madness and sanity.
Utilizing the post-Cartesian psychoanalytic approach of phenomenological contextualism, as well as almost 50 years of clinical experience, George Atwood presents detailed case studies depicting individuals in crisis and the successes and failures that occurred in their treatment. Topics range from depression to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder to dreams, dissociative states to suicidality.
Throughout is an emphasis on the underlying essence of humanity demonstrated in even the most extreme cases of psychological and emotional disturbance, and both the surprising highs and tragic lows of the search for the inner truth of a life – that of the analyst as well as the patient.
George E. Atwood, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, including ‘Contexts of Being’ (Analytic Press, 1992), ‘Faces in a Cloud’ (Jason Aronson, 1993), ‘The Intersubjective Perspective’ (Jason Aronson, 1994), ‘Working Intersubjectively’ (Analytic Press, 1997), and ‘Worlds of Experience’ (Basic Books, 2002).
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