Descent into Darkeness

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About The Author

Dr. Richard D. Chessick

Richard D. Chessick, M.D., Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Life Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst (emeritus) of the Center for Psychoanalytic Study in Chicago, Senior Attending Psychiatrist (emeritus), Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Hospital, and was in the private practice of psychoanalysis in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. He is the author of 18 books in the field of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy, and of over 200 papers published in peer-reviewed professional journals, as well as another 200 book reviews. In an over 60-year professional career he has been an invited lecturer and teacher all over the world, in academic departments of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. He also taught as an adjunct professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

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