International Journal of

Psychology and PsychoanalysisISSN: 2572-4037

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510042

Structural Change and its Assessment

Rolf Sandell

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 03, 2019

The concepts of structure and structural change and their use in psychoanalytic discourse are explored. It is argued that, when these concepts are not used merely as rhetorical devices, the concept of structure essentially refers to stable, unobservable mental organisations and that these may only manifest themselves as consistency across time in their behavioural derivatives. The concept of structural change may refer to three different forms of change in structures so defined. It is argued tha...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510041

Personalized Medicine and Psychoanalysis: How Pharmacogenomic Testing Facilitates Depression Treatment

Deborah Serani

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 14, 2019

Pharmacogenomic testing offers enormous potential to manage mental disorders like depression. But many psychoanalysts aren't aware of its value and biotechnical power. This article explains how this form of personalized medicine can be used to aid in the treatment of patients with depression. With over 20 medications approved by the FDA to treat depression, and many others recommended for off-label use, treatment failure with antidepressants commonly occurs in clinical practice. Inviting genetic...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510040

The Impact of Comorbid Depression - Diabetes on Proteomic Outcomes among Community-Dwelling Mexican Americans with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Leigh Ann Johnson, Fan Zhang, Stephanie Large, James Hall and Sidney E O'Bryant

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 20, 2019

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative dementia, and over 5.7 million Americans are living with a diagnosis of AD. AD is the 6th leading cause of death in the US and the costs associated with care for the disease are estimated to be $277 billion. As the population ages the prevalence of AD is expected to grow dramatically, with estimates reaching up to 14 million by 2050 Mexican Americans are one of the fastest aging populations in the US, and are at increased risk of deve...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510039

Personality Organization Traits and Expected Countertransference and Treatment Interventions

Robert M Gordon, ValeriyaSpektor and Linh Luu

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: March 01, 2019

There is little empirical research on patients at the severe level of personality organization who generally need more clarifications of roles, tasks, boundaries, and supportive interventions, and often create increased problems with countertransference. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between clinicians' ratings of their new patients' level of personality organization traits (i.e.: Defensiveness, identity integration, object relations, and reality testing) and degr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510030

Explaining the Minority Status Hypothesis: Development of the Cultural Resilience Life Stress Paradigm

Paul Archibald

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 19, 2018

This paper reviews recent empirical studies (N = 13) that focused on two cultural resources (spirituality and racial identity) utilized by African-Americans to cope with stress in an attempt to: 1) Provide some explanations why the minority status hypothesis is unfounded in most epidemiologic community surveys; and 2) Develop a theoretical framework that explicates this phenomenon. The review shows that both spirituality and racial identity reduced the negative impact of life stressors while pro...

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