Impoverished Dialogical Relationship Patterns in Paranoid Personality Disorder
Salvatore, Giampaolo, Nicolò, Giuseppe, Dimaggio, Giancarlo, American Journal of Psychotherapy
In the opinion of many experts, the self is made up of numerous different, independent facets interacting with each other in an ongoing inner dialogue. The meaning of events depends on the form this dialogue takes. The hypothesis we discuss in this article is that patients suffering from paranoid personality disorder (PPD) present impoverished dialogical relationship patterns. By this we mean that: a) The characters operating on their mental stage are few and repetitive. The character identified as self is insufficient-inadequate or diffident-mistmsting-hostile. The characters embodied by other persons are hostile, humiliating, and threatening, b) The inner dialogue the characters set up …
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Publication information: Article title: Impoverished Dialogical Relationship Patterns in Paranoid Personality Disorder. Contributors: Salvatore, Giampaolo - Author, Nicolò, Giuseppe - Author, Dimaggio, Giancarlo - Author. Journal title: American Journal of Psychotherapy. Volume: 59. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 1, 2005. Page number: 247+. © American Journal of Psychotherapy 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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