Depression Today: A Critical Point in Understanding and Treatment. Freud's Theory of Depression. Karl Abraham's Theory of Depression. Melanie Klein's Theory of Depression. When the Body Gets Depressed: Henri Rey. Winnicott on Depression. A Note on Fairbairn's Concept of `Futility'. Analytic Sub-types of Depression. A Theoretical Contribution to the Problem of Relapse. The Correlation Between Dream Work and the Work of Mourning. Case Study: A Type of Identification Found in Depression-related Loss. The Depressed Child: The Scandal of Prescribing Antidepressants. Freud's Depression. Klein's Depression. Bion's Depression.
Trevor Lubbe trained as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic and worked in the NHS before returning to South Africa, where he now lives and works. He is a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and a member of the Institute for Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in South Africa.
"This is a unique book that brings together in a coherent and meaningful developmental sequence psychoanalytic ideas about depression, perhaps the most troublesome of and least well treated of common mental disorders. The book, beautifully illustrated with clinical vignettes, provides an essential guide for clinicians accumulating the wisdom of generations of psychoanalytic thinkers." - Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College London, UK