Andrea Sabbadini continued:
In 1988, Andrea Sabbadini published his paper “The Replacement Child” in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, following his 1986 paper on “The Instance of Being Someone Else,” published in the British Psychoanalytical Society Bulletin.
Sabbadini pointed out that a replacement child can present with a pseudo identity as “The replacement child incarnates a memory more than an individual self . . .[but] the self is immortal in order to defend the ego from the fear of death/annihilation.”
He had also observed that a replacement child can evoke “the uncanny” –the image of a “double” and of “nothingness”, with painful repetitions of their initial trauma.
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