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(p. 211) Treatment of Mental Disease by Induction of Fits 

(p. 211) Treatment of Mental Disease by Induction of Fits
(p. 211) Treatment of Mental Disease by Induction of Fits

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 21 January 2021

In this essay, Winnicott takes on the popular treatment of mental disease by induction of fits from a psychoanalytic standpoint, asking what the idea of being given fits or of having a fit means to the patient, what the uncontrollable fit means to the patient’s unconscious, and what physical effect the fit has on brain tissue.

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