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Kazimierz Dabrowski is a director of the Institute of Children's Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene of the Polish Academy of Science (except for the period of German occupation), and has served in this capacity since 1935. Dabrowski's theory of personality has its roots in concepts of evolutionary development, hierarchical levels, and dissolution of the central nervous system elaborated by Hughlings Jackson, the English neurologist.
In his monograph, Dr. Dabrowski stresses the positive and constructive function of conflict, anxiety, and psychopathological symptoms in his theory of positive disintegration. Disintegration is defined as disharmony within the individual and in his adaptation to his
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Positive Disintegration.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:189–190. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-189_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(1):189-190.
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