Year: 1977 Source: Israel Annals of Psychiatry and Related Disciplines, v.15, no.2, (1977), p.134-144 SIEC No: 19840709

The close, supportive, relationship between self- & object-representations developed & changed progressively from infancy on, & it retains its flexible instability in later years. This mechanism of suicidal motivation operates in a complementary fashion with other dynamic & interpersonal determinants, especially with the aggressive & libidinual drives; it is related to depressive constellations & to narcissistic disorders.