Autonomous Ego Functions

Some articles on autonomous ego functions, function:

Psychoanalysis/Archives/2003-2005 - Psychopathology (mental Disturbances) - Adult Patients
... The various psychoses involve deficits in the autonomous ego functions (see above) of integration (organization) of thought, in abstraction ability, in ... In depressions with psychotic features, the self-preservation function may also be damaged (sometimes by overwhelming depressive affect) ... In patients whose autonomous ego functions are more intact, but who still show problems with object relations, the diagnosis often falls into the category known as "borderline." Borderline patients also ...

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