Wallagonia Myers

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  • W A Myers
  • American journal of psychotherapy
  • 1994
A rationale for the conceptualization of repetitive sexual behaviors as an addiction is presented. Five cases treated by individual psychotherapy are described and certain problems inherent in such treatments are delineated. Other treatment approaches, such as those involving the use of medication, twelve-step groups and cognitive-behavioral techniques are(More)
Case material is presented to illustrate the thesis that the ability to create an imaginary companion during childhood is an early expression of the special ego aptitudes found in creative individuals in adult life. Such "companions" allow these children to attempt to master creatively a variety of narcissistic mortifications suffered in reality and to(More)
BACKGROUND Hospitals have adopted patient-centered practices that focus on patients' needs, values, and preferences in hopes of improving quality and controlling costs. Patient-centered practices are intended to involve patients in treatment decisions, increase communication between patients and care-givers, and increase interaction with family members and(More)
The authors examine data on dream frequency from 50 patients, half of whom were seen in psychoanalysis and half in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Frequency, defined as the proportion of sessions where at least one dream is related, is analyzed statistically as a function of sex, age, and type of treatment. Also, treatment outcome is examined as a function of(More)
This study presents male and female responses of 193 university students to questions about sexual experiences and fantasies. There are few significant gender differences in experiences, but many in fantasies. Males fantasized about sex more and exhibited greater interest in partner variation and in the spectrum from domination to sadism. While male(More)