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Margo and me. Gender as a cause and solution to unmet needs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14982013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents a six-year analytic treatment that began when Margo was five and a half years old. Unable to get the love and attention that her older brothers received, Margo sought repair by deciding to be both a boy and a girl. Before a solid gender identity could emerge, I needed to facilitate her development and help her obtain a cohesive sense of self that would include ego integration of feelings and object relationships. Margo's bi-gender solution crystallized a fundamental struggle and conflict with identity, and served to repair feelings of narcissistic injury, cope with extreme feelings of love and hate and good and bad objects, quell annihilation anxiety, and repair a sense of ego disintegration.
Rona Knight
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Psychoanalytic study of the child     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0079-7308     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychoanal Study Child     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-25     Completed Date:  2004-03-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376472     Medline TA:  Psychoanal Study Child     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
Boston University School of Medicine, Faculty, Adult and Child Psychoanalysis, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Gender Identity*
Professional-Patient Relations*
Psychoanalytic Therapy / methods*
Self Concept*

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