Year: 1956 Source: Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, v.11, (1956), p.337-351 SIEC No: 19860120

The author presents 3 case histories of patients with self-destructive tendencies. In each case, psychoanalysis focussing on early mother-child relationships elicited ideas & fantasies centering around self-destruction. Unconscious factors, Fugue states, & regression are discussed in this context. 21 ref. (NBB)