Lewis Wolpert

Coping With Loss

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

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Most people have to experience the loss of a loved one: a parent, partner, or even a child. The grief that results includes the extreme sadness that such a loss can trigger, but there can also be painful and intrusive thoughts, hallucinations, and an inability to function properly. None of these processes is fully understood, but psychoanalysis has had a big influence on how both psychologists and the public think about bereavement.

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