On the development of depressive states from a psychodynamic viewpoint

  • The author analyzes the temporal dimension of depression by making reference to one of the clinicalThe author analyzes the temporal dimension of depression by making reference to one of the clinical cases he treated and re-examining a clinical case analyzed by Edith Jacobson. According to the result of his observations, the developmental psychodynamics of a depressive state normally appears to take place in two distinct phases: a first narcissistic loss, which gives rise to an integrative conflict and to the formation of a certain identificatory structure, is later followed by a second narcissistic loss, which leads to the real depressive state. The two phases present a specific, intrinsic connection constituted by the implication of the same identificatory element of the self, recognition of which can favour a clinical work that more closely adheres to the deep dynamics of depression.show moreshow less

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Author:Giancarlo Ventimiglia
Parent Title (English):International Forum of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 24 (No. 1, 2016), pp. 19-30.
Document Type:Articles
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2016
Release Date:2016/09/29
Format:PDF-scan upon request / PDF-Scan auf Anfrage
IdNo:Ventimiglia_G_2016
Erich Fromm's Library and Erich Fromm Archive:Articles / Artikel
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