Mourning and melancholia: Freud and addiction.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/270479
Title:
Mourning and melancholia: Freud and addiction.
Authors:
O'Dowd, Séamus
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE), Baggot Street Clinic, Dublin
Citation:
O'Dowd, S "Mourning and melancholia: Freud and addiction" IAAAC Journal Winter 2009
Publisher:
The Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors (IAAAC)
Journal:
IAAAC Journal
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/270479
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Addiction is a pathology that envelopes the human subject whilst bringing the person into contact with further pathologies; an addicted subject will more than likely encounter pathologies such as loss, grieve, trauma, as well as physical pathologies during their encounter with addiction. This paper will aim to highlight the application of some of Freud’s work in our own professional encounter with the addicted subject who suffers; in particular we shall focus on Freud’s paper Mourning and Melancholia [1917e] and what it offers us in understanding the human suffering that addicts may encounter.
Keywords:
ADDICTION; PATHOLOGY; DEPRESSION; MENTAL HEALTH
Local subject classification:
MELANCHOLY
Sponsors:
Available with permission from publisher

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Dowd, Séamusen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-26T12:43:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-26T12:43:46Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationO'Dowd, S "Mourning and melancholia: Freud and addiction" IAAAC Journal Winter 2009en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/270479-
dc.descriptionAddiction is a pathology that envelopes the human subject whilst bringing the person into contact with further pathologies; an addicted subject will more than likely encounter pathologies such as loss, grieve, trauma, as well as physical pathologies during their encounter with addiction. This paper will aim to highlight the application of some of Freud’s work in our own professional encounter with the addicted subject who suffers; in particular we shall focus on Freud’s paper Mourning and Melancholia [1917e] and what it offers us in understanding the human suffering that addicts may encounter.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipAvailable with permission from publisheren_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors (IAAAC)en_GB
dc.subjectADDICTIONen_GB
dc.subjectPATHOLOGYen_GB
dc.subjectDEPRESSIONen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subject.otherMELANCHOLYen_GB
dc.titleMourning and melancholia: Freud and addiction.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE), Baggot Street Clinic, Dublinen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIAAAC Journalen_GB
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