Reinmar du Bois

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This paper outlines developmental and treatment issues of depression in childhood and adolescence. Impairment of parental empathy based on emotional disturbances of a parent leads to adaptive reactions as the child is confronted with threats of loss and separation. Hereditary vulnerability as well as insecure attachment patterns and the effects of explicit(More)
At first the symptoms of ADHD can be viewed as part of the natural expressive repertory of the infant. Later they merge with pathological relationship patterns. The pathology sets in--apart from genetic vulnerability--through flawed early interactions as well as early childhood trauma. In the attachment theory the results are termed as anxious ambivalent(More)
Apart from the structural differentiation of the body and its functions, the enlargement of the child's repertoire of possibilities to make experiences and to act is a manifestation of the development of the child's psychic structure which, advancing in years, may be considered as a treasure of all the experiences one has made with oneself, with the world(More)
A case of a mother confabulating an extended sexual abuse of her 13 and 15 year old children involving bizarre sadistic features is presented and discussed. The kinship to Munchhausen Syndrome by proxy, identity diffusion, Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome, folie à deux and other concepts is highlighted. It is suggested that sexual confabulations are generated(More)
The paper reports about some aspects of a major retrospective case study of 43 psychotic adolescents in long term in-patient treatment. One of five items to classify these treatments were rapidly changing ego-states. In 17 patients this phenomenon was seen as having essential repercussions on the therapeutic course. The discussion is centered round the day(More)
A retrospective personal case study of 43 long-term in-patient treatments of adolescents suffering from first onset schizophrenia with a prolonged course is introduced. 5 criteria were selected combining psychopathological aspects and typical problems of everyday therapeutic management--one criterium being the occurrence of hallucinations and delusions.(More)
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