A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic-Depressive States

Abstract

My earlier writings contain the account of a phase of sadism at its zenith, through which children pass during the first year of life. In the very first months of the baby's existence it has sadistic impulses directed, not only against its mother's breast, but also against the inside of her body: scooping it out, devouring the contents, destroying it by… (More)

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