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Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self


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This volume (one of two) is the first presentation of Schore's comprehensive theory in book form, as it has developed since 1994.

In 1994 Allan Schore published his groundbreaking book, Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, in which he integrated a large number of experimental and clinical studies from both the psychological and biological disciplines in order to construct an overarching model of social and emotional development. Since then he has expanded his regulation theory in more than two dozen articles and essays covering multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, attachment, and trauma. Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self contains writings on developmental affective neuroscience and developmental neuropsychiatry. It is absolutely essential reading for all clinicians, researchers, and general readers interested in normal and abnormal human development.


“This monumental work, divided into two separate volumes, offers a synthesis of affect and its dysregulation.” — Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

“A fascinating integration between the clinical and the neuroscientific and advances the necessary, promising and vital dialogue between the two.” — Daniel N. Stern, M.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland

“A welcome carpet for a new generation of neuropsychoanalytic research that supports and advances humane and sensitive psychotherapeutic practice.” — Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Bowling Green State University

“A wonderful window for psychotherapists to look at neuroscience, go back to the consulting room more enlightened, confident and competent.” — Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., F.B.A., Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at University College London

“Schore offers a contemporary perspective on the solution of puzzles regarding mind and body, emotional health and dysfunction.” — Joseph Lichtenberg, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, Psychoanalytic Inquiry

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