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After you perform a search, you can sort the articles by Year. This will rearrange the results of your search chronologically, displaying the earliest published articles first. This feature is useful to trace the development of a specific psychoanalytic concept through time.

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Friend, R.L. (1983). Linking Objects and Linking Phenomena. A Study of the Forms, Symptoms, Metapsychology, and Therapy of Complicated Mourning: By Vamik D. Volkan, M.D. New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1981. 398 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 52:616-620.

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(1983). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 52:616-620

Linking Objects and Linking Phenomena. A Study of the Forms, Symptoms, Metapsychology, and Therapy of Complicated Mourning: By Vamik D. Volkan, M.D. New York: International Universities Press, Inc., 1981. 398 pp.

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Robert L. Friend Author Information

This book derives from fifteen years of clinical study and treatment of the complications of mourning. Buttressed by examination of the literature and a wealth of rich clinical material, it develops a nosology of the complications of mourning and a varied approach to its treatment. The latter ranges from psychoanalysis proper to a form of brief psychotherapy described as "consonant with psychoanalysis, in spite of its avoidance of a ripened transference neurosis" (p. 212). Throughout

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