Robert H. Dysinger, MD
This is a presentation of a method that was developed to study
an intense relationship from voluminous clinical observations, many of them contradictory, in an effort to define major patterns of the relationship. The presentation discusses (1) the context of the study, (2) the structure of the method, (3) the clinical problem, (4) the phenomena focused by the method, and (5) some of the questions and findings that resulted. This is a part of a continuing clinical research project which began by undertaking to study intensively in a specifically designed treatment situation, three symbiotic mother-daughter relationships in which the daughter was schizophrenic.