Year: 1982 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (15th: 1982: New York), p.7-8 SIEC No: 19841323

Examines the painful affect accompanying object loss. The roles of emotions & ideas in affect states are discussed, & the case of Diane is offered as illustration. Her mother committed suicide when Diane was 18 months old, leaving Diane depressed & self-destructive. During psychoanalysis, Diane came to accept herself as loveable. (RM)