Judith Hamilton M.D., F.R.C.P. - Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst - Freudian and Lacanian Orientation

Psychoanalysis - First Year         DEPRESSION    

Seminar 1 - History and Basic Concepts   

Required Reading: 
  1. Freud, S. (1917) Mourning and melancholia.  S.E. 14: 239-258. 
  2. Abraham, K. (1924) A short study of the development of the libido, viewed in the light of mental disorders,  in Selected Papers on Psycho-Analysis.  1927.  Brunner/Mazel, Inc., New York. 422-433, 453-470.   

Supplementary Reading: 
  1. Jacobson, E. (1971) Normal and pathological moods: their nature and functions, in Depression: Comparative Studies of Normal, Neurotic and Psychotic Conditions.  I.U.P., New York, 66-106.   

Seminar 2: Depressive Illness   

Required Reading: 
  1. Bibring, E. (1953) The mechanism of depression, in Affective Disorders.  Edited by P. Greenacre, I.U.P., New York, 13-48. 
  2. Jacobson, E. (1971) On depressive states: nosological and theoretical problems, in Depression: Comparative Studies of Normal, Neurotic and Psychotic Conditions.  I.U.P., New York, 167-184.   

Supplementary Reading: 
  1. Cohen, Mabel Blake et al (1954) An intensive study of twelve cases of manic-depressive psychosis.  Psychiatry 17: 103-138.  From Chestnut Lodge. A section in Psychoanalytic Concepts of Depression, by Myer Mendelson. (1974) Spectrum Publications, Inc., Flushing, New York. 59-64.
  2. Dorpat, T.L. (1977) Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 32: 3-27
  3. Jacobson, E. (1953) Contribution to the metapsychology of cyclothymic depression, in Affective Disorders.  Edited by P. Greenacre.  I.U.P., New York, 49-83. 
  4. Joffe, W.G. and J. Sandler (1967) On disorders of narcissism, in From Safety to Superego.  1989. Karnac Books, London, 180-190. 
  5. Lax, Ruth F. (1989) The narcissistic investment in pathological character traits and the narcissistic depression: some implications for treatment.  Int. J. Psycho-Anal. 70: 81-90. 
  6. Parkin, A. (1976) Melancholia: a reconsideration.  J.A.P.A. 24: 123-139.        

Seminar 3 - Controversies and Therapeutic Issues   

Required Reading: 
  1. Brenner, C. (1991) A psychoanalytic perspective on depression.  J.A.P.A. 39: 25-43. 
  2. Jacobson, E. (1971) Transference problems in the psychoanalytic treatment of severely depressive patients, in Depression: Comparative Studies of Normal, Neurotic and Psychotic Conditions.  I.U.P., New York, 284-301. 
  3. Stone, L. (1986) Psychoanalytic observations on the pathology of depressive illness: selected spheres of ambiguity and disagreement.  J.A.P.A. 34: 329-362.   

Supplementary Reading: 
  1. Guéguen, Pierre-Gilles (2009) The Plunge of the Symptom in Hypermodernity. Lacanian Compass, Vol. 1, Issue 14, 5-12.
  2. Jacobson, E. (1971) The influence of infantile conflicts on recurring depressive states, in Depression: Comparative Studies of Normal, Neurotic and Psychotic Condition.  I.U.P., New York, 204-227. 
  3. Joffe, W.G. and J. Sandler (1965) Pain, depression and individuation, in From Safetyto Superego.  1989.  Karnac Books, London, 154-179. 
  4. Lupi, Robert S. (1998) Classics revisited: Freud’s “Mourning and Melancholia”.  APA Panel 1995.  J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 46: 867-883. Panelists: Edward Nersessian (chair), Leon Hoffman, Otto F. Kernberg, Stephen A. Mitchell; Discussant: Arnold Rothstein.      
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