« ASHES, Vol. 5(9) –Thinking of quitting smoking "cold turkey?" Chew on it for a while. | Main | STASH, Vol. 5(9) – Can marijuana use protect adolescents from brain damage associated with binge drinking? »

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Comments

So delighted to learn about this book, a must read for sure.

I also applaud the courage of Ms. Ficher. People with bipolar and addiction are pervasive in both the MH and SA settings. Still very misunderstood and more often than not intaractable. Everything in these people is highly complex, full of paradox's, hard to grasp because of the emotional labiality that transmutes depression into mania, anxiety turning into creativity, despair becoming euphoria or absdurdity and cinism and so forth. They are both amazing and terrible patients. More than once in my 25 yr career as a clinical psychologist in the addiction field have I got swept and entangled in their contageous highs ...

Khantzian does a considerably good job as a self medication hypothesis defender but falls short with his psychoanalytical myopia and unnnecessary insistence with his exclusiveness, unable to coexist and even include competing conceptualizations.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

The BASIS is a product of the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. The Division is an entirely self-funded academic organization that relies on grants, contracts, and gifts in order to produce The BASIS and our other high-quality work.
Donate5
Subscribe9