ERIC Number: ED084012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Covert Suicidal Impulses in Maternally Deprived Children.
Kliman, Gilbert; Lubin, Harriet
This paper discusses the development of suicidal impulses in children who have lost their mothers due to abandonment or death. The paper is based on two psychoanalytic case studies, in which the children were in therapy when the first suicidal impulses emerged. A pattern is described in which bereaved children's intense wishes to have their mothers back all to themselves are transferred onto the therapist. When these wishes are frustrated, suicidal intentions develop, are communicated, and can then be partially worked through. (DP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Emotional Development, Emotional Disturbances, Grief, Handicapped Children, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Psychiatry
Center for Preventive Psychiatry, 340 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, N.Y. 10605 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Preventive Psychiatry, White Plains, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Clinics for Children (1969)