Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: Books are sorted alphabetically…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

The list of books available on PEP Web is sorted alphabetically, with the exception of Freud’s Collected Works, Glossaries, and Dictionaries. You can find this list in the Books Section.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Anzieu-Premmereur, C. (2004). Trauma and Attachment Disorders in Three Female Generations. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 3(4):480-485.

(2004). Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 3(4):480-485

Trauma and Attachment Disorders in Three Female Generations

Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, M.D., Ph.D.

This clinical case study shows a three-year-old girl running out of her home and leaving her mother, revealing an attachment difficulty. The mother was unable to maintain a bond with her children after abandoning them during an episode of depression. She has had a merging relationship with the infant, and her primary maternal preoccupation was troubled. The grandmother is central to this story because transgenerational pathology created a repetition in interaction difficulties, making it difficult to invest in a baby and deny her own needs. We can describe this pathology in terms of attachment difficulties or psychic envelope pathology, with narcissistic and oedipal conflicts.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.