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A case of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Type: Journal

Article title : A case of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Author: McIntyre, Jack B.

Year: 1984
Journal: Bioenergetic Analysis
Vol : Issue 1 : 1
Pages: 73-82


Presents a case study of bioenergetic work with a man with a definitive diagnosis of ALS. The bioenergetic work was undertaken because the man 'did not wish to simply go to bed and die.' Work included character analysis, confrontation of denial, and most importantly, support of his efforts to live. Describes modifications of the treatment due to the ALS. The ALS has progressed, but much more slowly than is typical.
Evaluation: This is a detailed, careful clinical article. Presents a lot of good information regarding verbal and body work with a client like this. The work is described in sufficient detail, and the conclusions are careful and adequately supported.


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Language: English
Country origin: USA

Entry number: 2085
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Entry source: From a bibliography of John May, Ph.D., Gateways: A Growing Place, 222 W. Argonne Dr., St. Louis, MO 63122. (314) 822-7972 phone & fax. mayway@earthlink.net e-mail. Permission has been given to use the information contained herein as the author has been properly cited as the source.
Entered by: John May & Courtenay
Entry date: 18 June 2002

Key Phrases: Body-oriented psychotherapy - Physical Problems - Bioenergetics - Case Study
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