Dr. Kevin Volkan Talks Schizophrenia: Science, Psychoanalysis, and Culture


Dr. Kevin Volkan is passionate about Schizophrenia and wrote a book with his father. The authors hope to generate insight and understanding of schizophrenic disorders which could lead to new approaches to treating and possibly preventing schizophrenia. A comprehensive study of schizophrenia using a psychoanalytic lens on the existing interdisciplinary research. Over the last seventy years, mainstream research on the causes, prevalence, and treatment of schizophrenia has greatly diverged from psychoanalytic thinking. However, the emergence of the field of neuropsychoanalysis brings hope that psychoanalytic metapsychology and clinical theory may once again provide valuable insight into understanding schizophrenia. Psychoanalytic treatment may not be appropriate for many sufferers but psychoanalysis does provide insight to inform and improve treatment. Take a listen to what he has to say.

Dr. Volkan wrote Schizophrenia with his father, Vamık D. Volkan, M.D., DFLAPA, FACPsa, is a psychiatrist, internationally known for his 40 years work bringing together conflictual groups for dialogue and mutual understanding. Vamık D. Volkan is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia, and supervising analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.

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