The use of wit and the comic by a borderline psychotic child in psychotherapy.

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Abstract

The ego strengthening use of wit and the comic by a borderline psychotic child is discussed. Serving a valuable defensive function, this patient's use of wit allowed him to eventually confront the despair beneath the comedy. Specific techniques for therapeutic reinforcement of wit are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-270
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1975

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