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Description - Loss - Sadness and Depression by Dr. E. J. M. Bowlby

In this third and final volume John Bowlby completes the trilogy Attachment and Loss, his much acclaimed work on the importance of the parental relationship to mental health. Here he examines the ways in which young children respond to a temporary of permenant loss of a mother-figure and the expression of anxiety, grief and mourning which accompany such loss. The theories presented differ in many ways from those advanced by Freud and elaborated by his followers, so much so that the frame of reference now offered for understanding personality developement and psychopathology amounts to a new paradigm.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712666268
ISBN-10: 0712666265
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 36mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr. E. J. M. Bowlby

John Bowlby (1907 - 1900) was educated at the University of Cambridge and University College Hospital, London. After qualifying in medicine, he specialised in child psychiatry and psychoanalysis. In 1946 he joined the staff of the Tavistock Clinic where his research and influential publications contributed to far-reaching changes in the ways children are treated and to radical new thinking about the social and emotional development of human beings. e held honorary degrees from the Universities of Cambridge and Leicester and received awards from professional and scientific bodies, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Paediatric Association, the American Psychological Association and the New York Academy of Medicine.

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