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The author proposed that Edward Bibring's egoanalytical hypotheses on the mechanism of depression may serve as a useful model for understanding the dynamics of bereavement. Bibring's position suggests that both bereaved and depressed persons experience a fall in self-esteem in response to the experience of helplessness in achieving narcissistic aspirations. It was predicted that persons who gave evidence of dependency concerns, negative attitudes towards a lost love-object, or an unresolved oedipal conflict would be especially prone to experience a fall in self-esteem. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 42-03, Section: B, page: 1195. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1981.
SUGRUE, DENNIS PATRICK., "THE STATE OF THE BEREAVED EGO--AN EXAMINATION OF CONJUGAL BEREAVEMENT IN LIGHT OF BIBRING'S HYPOTHESIZED MECHANISM OF DEPRESSION." (1981). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4294.