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Winnicott, D.W. (1974). Fear of Breakdown. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 1:103-107.

(1974). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 1:103-107

Fear of Breakdown

D. W. Winnicott

SUMMARY

I have attempted to show that fear of breakdown can be a fear of a past event that has not yet been experienced. The need to experience it is equivalent to a need to remember in terms of the analysis of psychoneurotics.

This idea can be applied to other allied fears, and I have mentioned the fear of death and the search for emptiness.

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