Tina: A Case Study of Vengeance and the Schizophrenic Response

Oliver, Allen Lee
April 2004
Modern Psychoanalysis;2004, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p77
Academic Journal
A forty-year-old woman has an unresolved masculinity complex leaving her enraged and giving rise to her desire to reap vengeance on her mother and her husband. This has led to the schizophrenic response, as her rage overwhelms even the narcissistic defense. In the course of treatment, both she and her analyst struggle to remain grounded in reality while sublimating her rage into her creative work as an artist.


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