Susan M. Hingley

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Psychological theories approach the problem of delusional thinking in psychosis from a range of perspectives. Recent attention has focused on the attributional style of sufferers; research points towards the relevance of cognitive deficits; the potential value of cognitive therapy in reducing delusional thinking is being explored; and psychodynamic theories(More)
Assumptions tend to be made about the value of long-stay psychiatric patients living on mixed-sex wards. In this study the views of 71 patients living on single-sex continuing care wards were elicited using a six-item structured interview. The data were analysed by quantitative and qualitative methods. The results show that the majority of patients(More)
Psychodynamic theory has a contribution to make to the overall care and management of people suffering from psychosis. The research literature in support of these contributions is reviewed and key psychodynamic concepts of value in understanding psychosis are illustrated by the case example of a two-year supportive psychodynamic psychotherapy with a man(More)
An introductory overview of central psychodynamic theories relevant to narcissistically related personality problems and disorders of the self is provided, focusing on the central role of the child's relationship with primary care givers in the development of the self. A psychodynamic formulation is described for a 45-year-old woman experiencing depression,(More)
A raised maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein concentration was taken as an indicator of fetomaternal haemorrhage due to amniocentesis and was used to calculate the volume of the fetal bleed. The alpha-fetoprotein concentration seemed to be a more sensitive and reliable indicator than the established Kleihauer technique and may have further applications in(More)
Psychotherapy with sufferers of psychosis may usefully draw on both cognitive--behavioural and psychodynamic theory. The latter has a long history with fluctuating popularity, whilst cognitive--behavioural approaches are currently attracting the attention of clinicians. Some of the factors which may reduce interest in psychodynamic approaches are reviewed,(More)
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