On the clinical utility of the concept of depressive affect as signal affect

Leon Hoffman

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Abstract

The author reviews the scant literature relating to the concept of depressive affect as an affect parallel to anxiety. Then, through the presentation of detailed clinical psychoanalytic data, in particular the patient’s associations to interpretation, he demonstrates the value to the conduct of a psychoanalysis of an awareness of the role of depressive affect as a signal affect that triggers defense.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-423
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes

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