Limbic Regression with Derepression of Oedipal Feelings
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Publisher:Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
Citation:L Eugene Arnold, Stanley S. Selinger and Hisako Koizumi , "Limbic Regression with Derepression of Oedipal Feelings," American Journal of Psychoanalysis 41, no. 1 (1981), doi:10.1007/BF01253044
Most knowledge of the normal preschool oedipal feelings for a parent of the opposite sex come from reconstructive analysis of neurologically normal adults or from observation of phallic stage children. We have discovered in the symptoms of a severely brain-damaged adolescent evidence of a slightly different and interesting type. It seems to result from a biological unmasking of repressed material by post-encephalitic age regression.