The Psychodynamic Understanding of Suicide (IN: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention, edited by D G Jacobs)
Maltsberger J T
In this document John Maltsberger provides the beginning pshchodynamics of suicide interevntion and assesment. Maltsberger addresses the topic of suicide through the philosophies of Freud, Klein, Fawcett and other prominent psychiatrists. Topics include ego, superego, and ego failure in the suicidal patient, the role of internal hate management, melancholia and depression, death fantasies, and provides a clear summnation of these topics for the training or practicing clinician.