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The Mourning Process and Its Importance in Mental Illness: A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification

October 11, 2024 at 12:50 PM to 1:50 PM Eastern

FREE

Dr. Rachel Gibbons explores the crucial role of loss and mourning in mental illness bridging psychoanalytic and psychiatric perspectives on mental disorder.
2024 Grand Round Series
This event will explore the crucial role of loss and mourning in mental illness bridging psychoanalytic and psychiatric perspectives on mental disorder. Through case vignettes from extensive psychiatric experience we will explore fundamental questions: Why has someone developed a mental illness? What triggered it at this point in their life? How can we understand why it has manifested for them in this particular way? Understanding the important role of loss and mourning in a wide variety of psychiatric disorders provides a basis for engagement with the inner world of patients and thus comprehending different manifestations of distress. Identification of the underlying loss event that underpins the illness can facilitate therapeutic engagement and resolution. The basis for this discussion will be the recent paper "The Mourning Process and its Importance in Mental Illness: a Psychoanalytic understanding of psychiatric diagnosis and classification" in BJPsych Advances (Volume 30 , Issue 2 , March 2024 , pp. 80 - 88 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1192/bja.2023.8).