Schopenhauer's Porcupines by Deborah Luepnitz
Intimacy and Its Dilemmas

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Each generation of therapists can boast of only a few writers like Deborah Luepnitz, whose sympathy and wit shine through a fine, luminous prose. In Schopenhauer's Porcupines she recounts five true stories from her practice, stories of patients who range from the super-rich to the homeless and who grapple with panic attacks, psychosomatic illness, marital despair, and sexual recklessness. Intimate, original, and triumphantly funny, Schopenhauer's Porcupines goes further than any other book in unveiling the secrets of "how talking helps."

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Deborah Anna Luepnitz is on the Clinical Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Published August 4, 2008 by Basic Books. 290 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Throughout its history, psychological theory has contended that at least part of what can make maintaining intimate relationships so difficult is the conflict between feeling aggressive and loving

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Drawing from the writings of Winnicott, Lacan and Freud, along with case studies, Luepnitz not only provides insight into the practice of a wide range of psychotherapeutic treatments (such as couples therapy, family therapy and supportive psychotherapy), but also shows how psychotherapy can help ...

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