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Ghosts in the nursery: a case study of the maternal representations of a woman who killed her baby

A Gous, V Roos
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 10, No 3 | a197 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v10i3.197 | © 2005 A Gous, V Roos | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 November 2005 | Published: 10 November 2005

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A Gous, Private practice, South Africa
V Roos, North-West University, South Africa

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Abstract

The maternal representations as described by Stern (1995:171-190) are used in an extreme case to illustrate the link between depression and pathogenic maternal representations.

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Die moedervoorstellings soos dit deur Stern (1995:171-190) beskryf word, word in ‘n ekstreme geval gebruik om die verband tussen depressie en patogene moedervoorstellings aan te toon.

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