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A contribution to the psychogenesis of manic-depressive states.

  title={A contribution to the psychogenesis of manic-depressive states.},
  author={M. Klein},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  • M. Klein
  • Published 1935
  • Psychology
  • The International Journal of Psychoanalysis
  • 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 every means which sadism can suggest. The development of the infant is governed by the mechanisms of introjection and projection. From the… CONTINUE READING
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    A Contribution to the Psychogenesis of Manic - Depressive States
    • Int . J . PsychoAnal .
    • 1935