A psychoanalyst makes intelligible- and accessible- the clinical condition of insomnia, and its relief through therapy, and...

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INSOMNIA AND ITS RELATION TO DREAMS

A psychoanalyst makes intelligible- and accessible- the clinical condition of insomnia, and its relief through therapy, and at all times avoids the irritating terminology this science has so often indulged. Dr. Gilman interprets insomnia as a psychiatric symptom which often results from a need to escape dreaming and the fear of what may be expressed; explores the mechanism and meanings of dreams (""nature's attempt to resolve conflicts of repressed material""); defines the realm and the power of the unconscious; and illustrates with case material. Dismissing the more mechanical methods of treatment (drugs, shock, etc.) Dr. Gilman shows how a more dynamic psychotherapy alone can relieve the pressures which produce insomnia as a partial symptom of a more deepseated problem. Both its subject and its handling should find a readership, not however at a popular or superficial level.

Pub Date: June 4, 1958

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Publisher: Lippincott

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1958