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    Grief in two guises: "Mourning and melancholia" revisited

    Green, Viviane (2013) Grief in two guises: "Mourning and melancholia" revisited. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 39 (1), pp. 76-89. ISSN 0075-417X.

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    This paper is a re-reading of Freud’s classic paper. The themes of mourning and melancholia are viewed in relation to children and adolescents with illustrations from case histories. Mourning is interpreted in a broader sense: not only as grief (both expectable and traumatic) but as a response to the developmental process itself as phases of childhood are shed and an emerging newer identity is assumed. The author argues that Freud’s paper left the way open to make a number of further distinctions of the processes involved within melancholia.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 12:30
    Last Modified: 07 May 2013 12:30


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