Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To access the PEP-Web Facebook pageā€¦

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

PEP-Web has a Facebook page! You can access it by clicking here.

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

Aarons, Z.A. (1990). Depressive Affect and its Ideational Content: A Case Study of Dissatisfaction. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 71:285-296.

(1990). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 71:285-296

Depressive Affect and its Ideational Content: A Case Study of Dissatisfaction

Z. Alexander Aarons

SUMMARY

Chronic dissatisfaction in pathological compromise formation may be a distorted derivative of depressive affect. Although rationalized in reacting to external circumstances, it is mediately the result of the disparity between goal and accomplishment. Ultimately it is the affective expression of the conviction of one's irreparable castrated condition that precludes the attainment of an ego ideal. The case presented illustrates that the patient's dissatisfaction with his circumstances was a projection of the unacceptable castrative condition he unconsciously perceived in himself and had to reject.

[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.