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Fairbairn's revised psychopathology


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In psychoanalysis, a term used to denote the theory of mental disorder proposed by the Scottish psychoanalyst W. Ronald D. Fairbairn (1889–1964), especially his theory of the defensive technique. He published an early version of it in 1941 in an article entitled ‘A Revised Psychopathology of the Psychoses and Psychoneuroses’, reprinted in his book Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality (1952). See hysterical technique, obsessional technique, paranoid technique, phobic technique.

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