PROGRESSIVE TELEOLOGIC REGRESSION

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First described by U.S. psychiatrist Silvio Arieti, Progressive Teleologic Regression is a deliberate return of a subject with schizophrenia to the primary process level. This is due to an attempt to avoid stress and anxiety and their own self-image which has become bizarre and even frightening. The regression fails to accomplish the desired result and becomes even more pronounced.

PROGRESSIVE TELEOLOGIC REGRESSION: "The diagnosis of Progressive Teleologic Regression had his physician even more concerned for the future of his patient."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PROGRESSIVE TELEOLOGIC REGRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/progressive-teleologic-regression/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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