ego boundary

ego boundary

(in psychiatry) a sense or awareness that there is a distinction between the real and unreal. In some psychoses the person does not have an ego boundary and cannot differentiate his or her personal perceptions and feelings from those of other people.
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It must strike us, through reading the literature of antiquity, that ego boundary is in truth virtual and thus transformable.
The root cause of suffering in trauma theory is the violation of the ego boundary.
For Freud, trauma results from the collapse of ego boundary, i.
We are compelled to ask: do an inner fortress, ego boundary, and bad faith empower us or harm us?
In the therapeutic trance state, changes in ego boundary are easily accomplished (Brenman, Gill, & Hacker, 1947).
Chapters discuss theories of alienation, the essence of good and evil, the ego boundary and protecting one's "realself", and much more.
Chodorow's (1978) theory states that as toddlers learn to differentiate themselves from their mothers, and if the mothers allows them an independence within a supportive structure, they will learn to allow a 'sense of self' or individuality to be established without too many ego boundary problems.
A flexible ego boundary (indicated by ongoing issues of separation and relation) would explain the difficulty that Camila experiences in separating her own identity from her mother's.
In other words, the usual dissociative ego boundary control comes under self-control.
From a Freudian standpoint, the issue is a matter of self-boundary or ego boundary.