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  • E M Torch
  • The Hillside journal of clinical psychiatry
  • 1987
A psychotherapeutic approach to the treatment of depersonalization disorder is presented. The treatment process enables the patient to drop dissociation as a defense against overly vigorous scrutiny of a "self," which is felt to be inadequate when compared to highly demanding standards set by parents. When feelings of worthlessness and helplessness are(More)
Depersonalization is discussed and a brief outline of the primary symptoms is presented. The relationship between obsessionalism and depersonalization is reviewed in the literature, and subsequent similarities are presented. The intellectual obsessive depersonalization syndrome is postulated as a variant, and also as an exposition of what might occur in(More)
The longstanding diagnostic controversy over the concept of "hysteria" has taken on new significance with the advent and development of the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-III). The problem of defining hysteria is therefore discussed and re-examined. A retrospective study of cases diagnosed as conversion reaction or hysterical(More)
As with many psychiatric syndromes, there are multiple etiological factors which seem to play a role in the development of delusions of parasitosis. Our case report suggests that a psychotherapeutic approach may prove valuable in treatment. Acaraphobic and other monosymptomatic hypochondriacal patients, despite an extreme defensive stance, will adhere to(More)
Axillary and palmar hyperhidrosis are featured prominently in the literature, but no previous studies have detailed a treatment regimen for specific excessive localized sweating of the face and scalp. In this report, a patient was treated for this condition with a combination of clonidine hydrochloride (0.3 mg to 0.4 mg, with 0.25 mg to be taken at bedtime,(More)
Reported is a case of a premature infant who developed a well documented hemolytic anemia which responded to vitamin E therapy. The infant developed the syndrome while receiving an artificial formula containing iron and vitamin E, plus iron supplementation. The infant had a feeding problem which may have complicated absorption of vitamin E. It is suggested(More)