Tag Archives: Anxiety

Translating Janet: A note on methodology

I’ve just finished the first draft translation of Pierre Janet’s “THE OBSESSIONS AND THE PSYCHASTH√ČNIE, Book 1.” This turned out to be one of those things I’d never have done if I knew what it entailed from the start. It’s 468 pages in length and required 4 hours a day for the past 7 months. […]

Pierre Janet’s Nadia

In response to a recent request, I am posting my translation of Janet’s analysis of Nadia in his book, The Obsessions and The Psychasthenia. The original version, in French, can be found here. This selection begins on page 33 and carries on to the top of page 41. One or two quick comments. I would […]

A quick update

A partial explanation for the delay between posts is that I am devoting all my free time to translating Pierre Janet’s Les obsessions et la psychasth√©nie. It is a very lengthy work and the translation is a wildly time-consuming project. In doing that, I came across a reference to distinguishing between depressive and anxiety disorders […]

Anxiety as a Defense Against Depression: Part 8

Couples Therapy for Robert and Julia (Romeo and Juliet) Julia and Robert have come to my office. We are discussing their desire to elope. I’ve just asked Julia if there is any way that her parents would agree to delay her return to their home island in Portugal. Julia: I tried to get my father […]

Anxiety as a Defense Against Depression: Part 7

This is the seventh post in this series. If you are just starting in this series, then it would help you to read at least the fifth post to get the background on today’s discussion. As a refresher, this is a “case study” of Robert. He is a single male in his early twenties. Robert […]

Anxiety as a Defense Against Depression: Part 6

If you are just picking up on this series, you might do well to start by reading at least the last post. Today’s post will refer extensively to the last one. To review where we are in this “case study,” Robert has come to my office about 36 hours after meeting a woman. He and […]