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ERIC Number: EJ375908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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The Decision to Terminate One's Life: Psychoanalytic Thoughts on Suicide.
Rangell, Leo
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v18 n1 p28-46 Spr 1988
Examination of immediate psychoanalytic surround of decision to commit suicide finds range of motivations circumscribed. Often suicide is external aggression turned against oneself. Loss of love, or hopelessness resulting from chronic or acute lowering of self-regard, allows aggression to dominate one's libido. Manic excitement, immortality wishes, or attempted mastery over traumatic helplessness may also motivate suicide. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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