chapter  XXIV
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Primary Maternal Preoccupation 1956

THIS CONTRIBUTION is stimulated by the discussion published in the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, Volume IX, under the heading: 'Problems ofInfantile Neurosis'. The various contributions from Miss Freud in this discussion add up to an important statement of present-day psycho-analytic theory as it relates to the very early stages of infant life, and of the establishment of personality.