Anaclitic Depression (English)

Did you know that….

in 1946 René Spitz described a severe disturbance of infancy which he called “Anaclitic Depression” ?

Retrato de René Spitz

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 María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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