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Is the fictive personality fiction?

  • Terri Eynon (a1)
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Sir: Chaloner (Psychiatric Bulletin, September 1999, 23, 589–66), suggests that being moved by the death of a cultural icon that you have never met, rather than by one's own suffering, may be thought of as a ‘Active personality disturbance’; a pathological process which may be a result of ‘ego impoverishment’ or a failure of development.

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Salisbury, J. E. (1997) Perpetua's Passion; the Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman. London: Routledge.
Szasz, T. (1999) Medical incapacity, legal incompetence and psychiatry. Psychiatric Bulletin, 23, 517 519.
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BJPsych Bulletin
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Is the fictive personality fiction?

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