Concepts of Depression Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Concepts of Depression
Compares Freudian & Jungian psychoanalytic theories & the role of the libido in depression.
# 10573 | 1,575 words | 4 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 13, 2003 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Jung)


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"The Concept of Depression in Freud and Jung
Sigmund Freud argues that although there exist many different clinical forms of depression, or melancholia as he calls it, each form is characterized by an internal guilt caused by the loss or devaluation of a sexual object (Freud, 1966, 531). An understanding of several terms as Freud uses them is necessary for a complete understanding of his theory of depression.
Basically, Freudian psychoanalytic theory argues that our psychological life is determined by our conscious and unconscious life (Freud, 1960, 3). Our conscious life, however, is transitory, in the sense that concepts or memories that are conscious or manifest at any given time may become preconscious or unconscious at a later time. If ideas are preconscious, Freudian .."

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