Month: August 2013

  • Regression after Recovering Memories of Sexual Abuse

    “How would you handle a person severely depressed with suicidal ideation (within a psychiatric unit)?  After a fully functional life she suddenly remembered an early incident of sexual molestation. Her anxiety is very high. She is withdrawn and numb.” Thanks to one of our anonymous readers who sent this question. Of course, without seeing the…

  • “You Can’t Make Me Do it!” Defiance

    “Is defiance always a sign of a transference resistance building up or high resistance? How would you address it? Is it part of a wall?” Thanks to Peter for these great questions! How we understand defiance depends upon its context. Let’s take a common form of defiance we encounter with fragile patients. You ask what the…