The clinical assessment should work from the present moment back. They contend that their psychoneurosis is anything but an illness and resent the suggestion that they should seek treatment. Massive denial and repression may prevent the patient's insight into feelings of inadequacy, particularly those calling into question his virility. To relieve the cognitive dissonance inherit in this ambivalence, the sufferer may begin to obsess with doing the deed with beautiful Carmen Electra, collecting facts about her, and so on.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
He or she may collect paraphernalia of her hotness, but the origin is psychotic rather than psychosexual. Its origin is in pre-Phallic psychosexual development and not exposure to Carmen Electra's undeniable hotness. Most neurotic complexes are set from unresolved conflicts in infancy and early childhood, but the Carmen Electra complex typically occurs in the Phallic stage of psychosexual maturation. The erotomanic may fall delusionally in love with Carmen Electra and hold that it is mutual.