Sexual States of Mind

Meltzer, D. 1973. Clunie Press.

This book offers both a history and a revision of psychoanalytic theories of psychosexual development. It investigates the metapsychology of perversions, addictions, fetishism and regressive illness. The frame of reference interrelates adult and infantile states of mind and their implications for character development. It includes papers on ‘Terror, Persecution and Dread’ and formulates a distinction between groups and gangs.