On seeing oneself as “left out”: The chronically complaining patient in psychotherapy

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A clinical observation regarding patients who complain about feeling “left out” and/or “second best” provides the framework for this paper. What is expressed is a form of separation anxiety coupled with a “loser” self-concept. It is suggested that these patients represent a milder form of the “moral masochism.” Early theoretical formulations include Freud… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02310347

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