The Case of Jean: Releasing the Life Drives Buried in Trauma
Received Date: Apr 14, 2017 / Accepted Date: May 25, 2017 / Published Date: Jun 01, 2017
The following article presents a clinical study of the psychic mechanisms in the case of a six yea old adopted boy. For this child, the loss of his helpful objects (his country, culture and friends) resulted in his psyche being caught up in a melancholic temptation, where the current experience of loss brought to light his previous losses and a fragile narcissism. The case raises clinical and psychopathological questions about the quality of his relationship to the internal object, the nature of his identifications and the formation of his superego, caught up in the melancholic position.
Keywords: Cultural change; Loss; Melancholia; Superego
Citation: Lindenmeyer C (2017) The Case of Jean: Releasing the Life Drives Buried in Trauma. J Pediatr Neurol Med 2: 121. Doi: 10.4172/2472-100X.1000121
Copyright: ©2017 Lindenmeyer C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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