Paranoid and Depressive Anxieties

The broad variety of clinical psychoanalysis situations includes a range of forms of pathogenic anxiety, reviewed by Gabbard 7 . Freud, Melanie Klein, Winnicott, and Kohut have all dealt with the topic, and this is clearly not the place to attempt a summary. However, while supporters of the conflict theory, including Freud and Klein, have worked to define the intrapsychic facets of anxiety, the deficit theory, upheld by thinkers like Winnicott and Kohut, focuses more on the relational aspect of...