Cecilio Paniagua

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Based on current controversies on optimal treatment for spontaneous intracerebral haematomas, chronic experiments to investigate the validity of open surgery, stereotactic evacuation and local urokinase administration in these lesions were performed in 52 dogs. Under general anesthesia diverse volumes of autologous blood were intracerebrally injected to(More)
Consensus on the conceptualisation of 'interpretation', the most characteristic feature of psychoanalytic technique, has proven elusive. Attempts at precising the meaning of this term are reviewed. The role of intuition and suggestion in interpretation are commented upon. There seem to exist polarities in interpreting styles. It is the author's contention(More)
The author reviews myths and traditional tales in which the protagonist is a filicidal mother. In a displaced form, filicidal mothers appear as the ubiquitous witches of folklore. This imago is universal in fantasies and pavor nocturnus in children, regardless of the quality of care of the real maternal figures. To this phenomenon-the result of defensive(More)
  • C Paniagua
  • 1997
Little has been written on the analysand's failure to act in the session when some form of motoric reaction or behavior seems appropriate and expectable. This phenomenon is conceptualized as negative acting in. Several clinical vignettes are provided. The importance of analytic interventions at these moments of behavioral omission, the possible(More)
  • C Paniagua
  • 1995
The author, an American-trained psychoanalyst, currently a member of a theoretically heterogeneous European psychoanalytic society, reflects on his experiences with the different types of analysis practised in continental Europe and in the United States. Sharing some 'common ground' assumptions does not mean that analysts worldwide use comparable clinical(More)
Criticism of psychoanalysis as a scientific discipline has increased recently. Even though psychoanalytic theory deserves ample criticism by the scientific community for its ambiguous definitions, deficient construct validity and precarious operationalization of its procedures, as long as there are clinical observables susceptible of recording,(More)
  • C Paniagua
  • 1982
The mind uses analogies in order to understand the unknown. The utilization of these is explored in Freud's writings and in science in general. Analogies can be metaphorical (figurative) or isomorphic (literal); the latter are used in the induction of scientific hypotheses. The distinction between these two forms of comparing can be ambiguous. The(More)
This paper deals with what seems an insufficiently explored aspect of psychoanalytic practice: the ripple effect of a patient's evolution on the present and future of his or her significant others. Clinical vignettes are provided to illustrate patients' influence on relatives; patients acting as therapists; psychoanalysis by proxy; the ripple effect in(More)