ON AGGRESSION TURNED AGAINST THE SELF

@inproceedings{Parfitt2005ONAT,
  title={ON AGGRESSION TURNED AGAINST THE SELF},
  author={Anthony Parfitt},
  year={2005}
}
Deliberate self‐harm is a common presenting problem suffered by young people. Several patients referred to the NHS outpatient clinic where I work have been able to stop harming themselves during intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In this paper, I shall discuss a variety of motives for persistent cutting by one adolescent girl. I am most interested to show how the healthier part of her personality overcame her motives for harming herself, and eventually allowed her to make use of my… CONTINUE READING