Hope -A Shield in the Economy of Borderline States
Author: Anna Potamianou
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0203360176
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-36017-0
No of pages : 128
eBook Price : $42.95
Originally Published : Nov 12, 2012
In the well known myth of Pandora, hope was the last and most need gift at the bottom of a box of myriad misfortunes let loose on an unsuspecting world. For most human beings hope is a positive benefit. Anna Potamianou shows how in the 'borderline' patient hope can become a perverted and omnipotent means of denying reality. Indeed, in such individuals any state of mind or feeling can take on the status of an object, which is then used as a barrier against their fear of change.
The psychic economy and dynamics of borderline states are not yet well understood and this book makes an important contribution to the clinical debate.