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Werman, D.S. (1977). On the Occurrence of Incest Fantasies. Psychoanal Q., 46:245-255.

(1977). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 46:245-255

On the Occurrence of Incest Fantasies

David S. Werman, M.D.


Incest fantasies are often regarded as suggesting important ego or superego deficits. Actually, some nonpsychotic patients are found to experience such fantasies. In these cases the phenomenon occurs when certain psychogenetic and psychodynamic factors are present.

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