Understanding Hypochondriacal Fear of Breast Cancer: Exploring the Complexities of Dual Maternal Functions

Theoretical conceptualizations can offer a helpful framework for investigating difficult topics. This is certainly the case when it comes to examining the unrepresented effects of the hypochondriacal fear of breast cancer. One such conceptualization, known as the ‘Censorship of the Lover’ by Fain (1971), provides valuable insight into this issue.

Specifically, the failure of the maternal role to function as both mother-of-the-infant and lover-of-the-father creates significant deficits in the primal psychosomatic tie. It is important to pay attention to this dual maternal function and the facets that contribute to it, particularly the mother-of-the-infant facet. …

Volume 104, Issue 2, April 2023, Page 244-262

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