Did you know that….
in 1946 René Spitz described a severe disturbance of infancy which he called “Anaclitic Depression” ?
This is a condition in which infants who have just established a good relationship with the mother or a sustitute maternal figure, lose this and develop a mourning reaction wich can progress to a state of depressive withdrawal and debilitation.
(Edited by Dra. Moya Guirao)