Levels of object representation in anaclitic
and introjective depression.
Jiro's mother is never mentioned, he does not identify himself with his father either, therefore there is no "prototype of an object-choice on the anaclitic
model" (Freud, 1998, p.
At the outset of his essay he establishes that, except in pathological cases, men transfer their infantile narcissism onto a sexually overvalued love-object, experiencing love primarily as the "impoverishment of the ego as regards libido in favor of the love object" (88); this is the condition of anaclitic
desire, a term meaning "leaning-on," to indicate that the mature male libido will choose a love-object patterned on the person who originally met his most primal needs (i.
Emotional rejection, permanent breaking or limitation of bonds between a child and their parent cause the appearance of features typical of deprivation syndrome, mental atrophy, family lessness, anaclitic
depression, separation anxiety, self-alienation, or orphanhood.
That fantasy might lurk in the "the cool element of scholarly prose"; that the interpreter might have literary personae; that literary criticisms anaclitic
"leaning" might be a source of security; that criticism might free the text from its "context" and make it available for other times and places--all this and much more lurks in pages that read now like notations from lively conversations with the self-analyst within, and with others then practicing literary criticism; the others inside and the others alongside, or over against (Bloom, Derrida, Lacan .
A third kind of love, neither narcissistic nor anaclitic
(Freud, "On Narcissism" 90), is born in the archaic transconnectedness with the m/Other.
Proximal predictors of depressive symptomatotogy: perceived losses in self-worth and interpersonal domains and introjective and anaclitic
Considering the traumatised mother's emotional withdrawal from her child and her unpredictable outpourings of strangulated rage (Lyons-Ruth and Block, 1996), I emphasise Pines' (1989) description of the painful interpersonal consequences for the child, including a sense of abandonment, annihilation of attachment, extreme anxiety and aloneness, and anaclitic
Morrison seems to suggest that Junior is moving from the security of merely Imaginary (here truly imagined) identifications with an anaclitic
father-figure in the portrait to a somewhat more ambiguous register of Symbolic values.
In the phrase "gobble-gobble love" (240) that her act generates, it is Consolata (despite her protest that she "didn't want to eat him" ) who for Deek now effectively names not the anaclitic
mother, not the Mother who would console, but the traumatic maternal object-the primal female Thing that engulfs and destroys.
The differential effect of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis on anaclitic
and introjective patients: the Menninger Psychotherapy Research Project revisited.