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ERIC Number: EJ829299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0075-417X
A Pre-Suicide State in an Adolescent Female
Campbell, Donald
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, v32 n3 p260-272 Dec 2006
During a pre-suicide state, the enactment of a suicide fantasy is the motive force. The nature and function of a suicide fantasy is explored in this paper in the context of the impact of puberty on the female body image and against the background of the pre-Oedipal and Oedipal father's relationship with his daughter. Case material from the analysis of an adolescent girl is presented to illustrate the crucial role of the father, in the transference, prior to a suicide attempt. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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