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Mental Pathologies from the Perspective of Being

From the perspective of Being, then, the major mental pathologies can be understood thus: Psychosis is a reflection of the absence of, or conflicts about, the Merging Essence in the symbiotic stage. The schizoid condition is a reflection of the absence of, or conflicts about, the Strength Essence, mainly in the differentiation sub phase. Pathological narcissism is a reflection of the absence of, or conflicts about, the Essential Self, primarily in the practicing sub phase. The borderline condition is a reflection of the absence of, or conflicts about, the Personal Essence, primarily in the rapprochement sub phase. Neurosis is a reflection of the absence of, or conflicts about, the essential aspects involved in the Oedipus complex.

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