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From Intellectualization to Depersonalization: A Spectrum | After Psychotherapy

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Another great post from Dr. Burgo on his site, After Psychotherapy. This time he deals with defense mechanisms and how intellectualizing is a way to escape pain we don’t want to deal with at one end of the spectrum; at the other end is depersonalization, where we are outside our body watching ourselves as a more severe defense mechanism. He states it’s more important to recognize your painful feelings than worry about which specific term fits your experience.

From Intellectualization to Depersonalization: A Spectrum | After Psychotherapy.

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Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

3 thoughts on “From Intellectualization to Depersonalization: A Spectrum | After Psychotherapy

  1. Thank you for the intro to Dr. Burgo! Lovin’ his blog. PS….When you link a site in your post, click on the box that lets the reader open the link in a new tab so we don’t lose your original post in our window and have to go back to reopen you…..just speaking for my lazy old self. Keep on going.

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