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Scott, W.M. (1947). On the Intense Affects Encountered in Treating a Severe Manic-Depressive Disorder. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 28:139-145.

(1947). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 28:139-145

On the Intense Affects Encountered in Treating a Severe Manic-Depressive Disorder

W. Clifford M. Scott

Klein in 1934, at the Thirteenth International Psycho-Analytical Congress (Lucerne), described observations which led her to conclude that the depressive position was fundamentally associated with anxieties regarding the destruction of whole good introjected objects which were identified with the ego. This anxiety is the ego's fear of the id, and of introjected bad objects identified with the id. She described the manic position as a depreciation of the value of the internal objects—depreciation of the goodness of the good objects as well as the badness of the bad objects—in order to allay some of the anxiety regarding the destruction of the good objects.

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