Lucas, R. 2009. Routledge.
Richard Lucas provides a psychoanalytical framework for clinicians to use in general psychiatric practice, and discusses how psychoanalytic ideas can be of great value in the treatment of seriously disturbed patients with psychoses. The book is rich with illuminating clinical vignettes, case examples and theoretical and clinical discussions. It is an essential resource for anyone working with disturbed psychiatric patients, particularly junior psychiatrists and nurses. It will also be useful for more experienced psychiatrists and psychoanalysts.