This text brings together essays in honour of Andre Green to develop the theme of his most famous paper of the same title. The concept of the "dead mother" refers to the process of mourning that takes place in the child following maternal depression, when the child experiences the loss of love. The contributors, drawn from different professional backgrounds, reflect on this concept and how it contributes to other psychic syndromes. The book should be of interest to those pursuing psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic approaches to grief, loss and depression.
Gregorio Kohon is a Training Analyst at the British Psychoanalytical Society. He works in private practice in London.