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(p. 469) Nothing at the Centre 

(p. 469) Nothing at the Centre
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(p. 469) Nothing at the Centre
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271374.003.0107
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date: 23 January 2018

Winnicott describes a clinical case of his where the patient, a woman of thirty, is described as having ‘nothing at the centre” of her. In the analysis, sleepiness was often a symptom, which Winnicott assumed was a kind of resistance to his interpretations.

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