The oedipus complex: A reminder of its clinical import

Journal Article

Although the oedipus complex is a critical developmental phase, its importance has become increasingly undrstated as our attention has shifted to earlier development. This paper explores what occurs in the oedipal phase, in both healthy and pathological environments, and attempts to show how oedipal conflicts may affect later development. A case example is used to highlight some aspects of the history and the dynamics of a young man who attempts to come to terms with problems related to oedipal struggles. © 1985 Human Sciences Press.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meyer, WS

Published Date

  • September 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 234 - 245

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3343

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0091-1674

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00754649

Citation Source

  • Scopus