Psychosis<sup>1</sup> II: Neuropsychodynamic Hypotheses<sup>2</sup>

Georg Northoff

in Neuropsychoanalysis in practice

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Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599691
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754746 | DOI:
Psychosis1 II: Neuropsychodynamic Hypotheses2

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The corresponding neuropsychodynamic hypotheses are then developed in Chapter 12. As in the case of depression, rather than focusing on single neuronal deficits, I highlight the employment of normally functioning neural coding (i.e. difference-based coding) within an abnormal neuronal context. And it is the employment of the otherwise normally functioning difference-based coding that is supposed to enable and predispose to the complex symptoms and psychodynamic features which are so typical of psychosis.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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