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Bearing the Unbearable

The Psychological Impact of AIDS
  • Stephen B. Goldman

Abstract

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome. AIDS. The most horrible affliction—on an individual or epidemiological level—anyone ever imagined. The kind of nightmare one always dreads and then reassures oneself is just the guilt-ridden concoction of an overbearing superego. Anxiety-driven obsessions, like the fairy tales that children need to deal with in order to gain a sense of mastery over the dreaded and unknown. And now it turns out that the worst of them is true.

Keywords

Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia Fairy Tale Adjustment Disorder Grief Reaction 95th Annual Convention 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen B. Goldman
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  1. 1.Psychology Externship ProgramNew Hope Guild CentersBrooklynUSA

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