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It is always useful to review an article’s bibliography and references to get a deeper understanding of the psychoanalytic concepts and theoretical framework in it.

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Scarfone, D. (2017). Ten Short Essays on How Trauma is Inextricably Woven into Psychic Life. Psychoanal Q., 86(1):21-43.

(2017). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 86(1):21-43

Ten Short Essays on How Trauma is Inextricably Woven into Psychic Life

Dominique Scarfone

The author contends that it is possible to reconcile trauma and drive theories of psychopathology if we carefully examine the general notion of trauma and reexamine Freud's (1919) theory of war neurosis and of repression itself as an elementary form of traumatic neurosis. The logic of these views follows Laplanche's reintroduction and generalization of the seduction theory in contemporary psychoanalysis.

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