By Patrick Mullahy M. A., Menachem Melinek M. D. (auth.)
An notable volume of labor, experimental, statistical and "observa tional" or "phenomenological" has been performed in psychiatry prior to now 30 to forty years. even supposing Sullivan's achievements have positioned him within the first rank of psychiatry, the various paintings performed given that he died in 1949 will be assimilated to enchance his achievements. hence, I enlisted the help of Menachem Melinek, M.D., whose vast wisdom of re cent and modern psychiatric stories is admirably fitted to the duty of assimilating a few of them to Sullivan's theories. PATRICK MULLAHY Acknowledgments The authors desire to recognize with gratitude Mrs. Mari Hughes, previously secretary, division of Psychology, ny university, for typing the unique manuscript. Dr. Robert G. Kvarnes of the showering ton tuition of Psychiatry, learn the unique manuscript and contributed numerous willing criticisms and proposals for which we're thankful. we want to exhibit our due to the dep. of Psychiatry, at Montefiore-North imperative Bronx Hospitals for the help in getting ready the ultimate manuscript of the booklet. Robert Steinmuller, Director of Psychiatry at North imperative Bronx health center was once beneficiant along with his aid. we want besides to recognize the aid of the dep. of Psychiatry at Bronx-Lebanon health facility heart and its Director of Psychiatry, Dr. Harvey Bluestone.
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The point of these illustrations is that very early in human life the infant unwittingly adopts some pattern of activity which will partially satisfy a need under circumstances whose complete satisfaction in a different set of circumstances entails painful anxiety. " The young infant cannot deliberate. Yet, the rudiments of intelligence are already there, and he is able to discriminate the increase or decrease of anxiety and modify his behavior. This unwitting alteration of behavior is what Sullivan meant by sublimation To put this another way, there is "the long-circuiting" of the resolution of situations-a long circuiting which is socially acceptable.
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And the cell "flows and grows through the environment, establishing in this process its particular career-line as an organism". Since Sullivan put great emphasis on the organization of personality, it seems wise to stress the importance of organization at every phase of the organism's growth. He stated: Before there are any elaborate differentiations of tissue, however, before in fact there has been a single division of the fertile cell, there is organization in the cell-medium complex, such that a vital balance is maintained in the more purely organismic part of the complex (Sullivan, 1953).
Interpersonal Psychiatry by Patrick Mullahy M. A., Menachem Melinek M. D. (auth.)