Mother Love and Mental Illness: An Emotional History

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Harrington, Anne (2016)
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1086/687559, doi: 10.1086/687559.
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: humanities | behavioral disciplines and activities | health care economics and organizations

This essay aims to illuminate the historical origins of psychiatric concern with mother love – and especially mother love gone wrong. It looks particularly at ways in which a combination of wartime research, postwar social concerns and new tensions between psychoanalysi... View more
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