(post)Freudian interpretations of autism

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05 Mar 2009, 5:42 pm

Are there any decent articles or books about this???


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05 Mar 2009, 6:15 pm

How post-Freudian? I think Jung and Edward Edinger wrote about autism - I've been trying to track them down for a while. There's a short reference to autism in Edinger's "Transformation of the God-Image", (where he refers to child autism as being 'a kind of extreme or pure example of the narcissistic syndrome'...) but I think he wrote a longer article too. If I can find it I'll post again.



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06 Mar 2009, 9:27 am

I'm not sure what's being requested, but if it's about psychoanalysis in relation to autism, then one suggestion would be to look up Frances Tustin. There are still people around today who try to treat autistic children using such methods.



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06 Mar 2009, 7:33 pm

thanks guys


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