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Lake, D.A. (1987). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXVIII, 1983: Problems of Pathogenesis: Introduction to the Discussion. Anna Freud. Pp. 383-388.. Psychoanal Q., 56:414-415.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXVIII, 1983: Problems of Pathogenesis: Introduction to the Discussion. Anna Freud. Pp. 383-388.

(1987). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 56:414-415

Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXVIII, 1983: Problems of Pathogenesis: Introduction to the Discussion. Anna Freud. Pp. 383-388.

David A. Lake

Anna Freud introduces the discussion by calling attention to the trend to identify the unempathic mother of early infancy as the principal agent of (seemingly irreversible) pathogenesis, and to the absence of data in support of the currently popular hypothesis that the unempathic mother solely determines pathogenesis in her children. An early empathic mother-infant relationship does not safeguard against the loss of early gains and the development of pathology. We must also consider traumatic separation and inadequate caretaking, the mother's resistance to object-differentiated separation and individuation, the infant's vulnerability to diminution

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of intimacy as it attempts to moderate the exclusive bond with mother and turns to father, and the persistence of primitive characteristics and early object relations into later phases of development.

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Article Citation

Lake, D.A. (1987). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. XXXVIII, 1983. Psychoanal. Q., 56:414-415

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