Year: 1993 Source: Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc., 1993. p.148-171 SIEC No: 19930740

The paper explores the idea that when psychological individuation remains incomplete, the self-representation & object-representation of the mother are not fully distinguished, or, if they are, they are prone regressively to re-fuse under stress. The unstabe, fluid, more or less fused self-object-representation that suicide-vulnerable patients carry lies at the heart of their self-destructive behaviours. Also, disturbed self-representation is universal in suicide. (70+ references).