Underpinnings of the Symptom Code

  • Henry Kellerman

The capsule review in the previous chapter of the psychoanalytic concepts involved in symptom formation reveals several components in the construction and organization of symptoms that will now be further considered. The focus here will be to present a series of axioms or rules regarding the symptom and the various psychological principles embracing it, so that in the end, by understanding these principles, and by utilizing the rules or axioms, a practitioner would be able to systematically penetrate the conundrum of the symptom, unfold it, and cure it.


Basic Emotion Psychological Principle Symptom Formation Pleasure Principle Sexual Impulse 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Kellerman
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  1. 1.Postgraduate Center for Mental HealthNew YorkUSA

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