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Laing in the Army

Allan Beveridge

in Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man

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Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199583577
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754685 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199583577.003.0018

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Laing in the Army

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Chapter 7 begins with Laing as an Army psychiatrist and consider his medical reports on soldiers’ mental fitness for military service. In the treatment of soldier patients, Laing frequently adopted a psychoanalytic approach and, in certain cases, he engaged in dream therapy. In Laing’s Army notes, we encounter the patient who would become ‘David’ in The Divided Self .

Chapter.  7500 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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