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The creative process and the narcissistic personality disorder.
Int J Psychoanal Psychother. 1980-1981; 8:461-82.IJ

Abstract

This paper describes the emergence of the creative process during the psychoanalysis of a patient suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder. Infantile history revealed an unending series of failures in the maternal holding environment to which the patient had reacted by withdrawal into fantasy, apathy, and hypochondriasis. The transference material made affective reconstructions of early life possible, and a creative communication was initiated. The newly liberated creative capacity permitted an important sublimatory release for the blocking which had hitherto threatened the patient' emotional health. As infantile fantasies were reexamined and their role as a reaction against threatening experience was understood, the creative arrest was slowly lifted. By creation of artifacts concerned with distorted scoptophiliac derivatives, the patient brought into consciousness material which reflected a broadening of his perceptual field.

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7429723

Citation

Rubenstein, B, and M Levitt. "The Creative Process and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder." International Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, vol. 8, 1981, pp. 461-82.
Rubenstein B, Levitt M. The creative process and the narcissistic personality disorder. Int J Psychoanal Psychother. 1981;8:461-82.
Rubenstein, B., & Levitt, M. (1981). The creative process and the narcissistic personality disorder. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 8, 461-82.
Rubenstein B, Levitt M. The Creative Process and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Int J Psychoanal Psychother. 1980-1981;8:461-82. PubMed PMID: 7429723.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The creative process and the narcissistic personality disorder. AU - Rubenstein,B, AU - Levitt,M, PY - 1980/1/1/pubmed PY - 1980/1/1/medline PY - 1980/1/1/entrez SP - 461 EP - 82 JF - International journal of psychoanalytic psychotherapy JO - Int J Psychoanal Psychother VL - 8 N2 - This paper describes the emergence of the creative process during the psychoanalysis of a patient suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder. Infantile history revealed an unending series of failures in the maternal holding environment to which the patient had reacted by withdrawal into fantasy, apathy, and hypochondriasis. The transference material made affective reconstructions of early life possible, and a creative communication was initiated. The newly liberated creative capacity permitted an important sublimatory release for the blocking which had hitherto threatened the patient' emotional health. As infantile fantasies were reexamined and their role as a reaction against threatening experience was understood, the creative arrest was slowly lifted. By creation of artifacts concerned with distorted scoptophiliac derivatives, the patient brought into consciousness material which reflected a broadening of his perceptual field. SN - 0091-0600 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7429723/The_creative_process_and_the_narcissistic_personality_disorder_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/personalitydisorders.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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