There are two basic ways that this process can play out: the anaclitic pattern, and the introjective pattern.
Even though these terms are not currently used in the DSM, some therapists may still use them to label different types of depression.
Historically, psychodynamic theories were extensively criticized for their lack of empiricism (e.g., their disinterest in subjecting their theories to scientific testing).
However, this resistance to putting psychodynamic concepts on a scientific footing has started to change recently.
However, the child also knows that the powerful parents are his or her only means of survival.
So, out of fear, love, and guilt, the child represses anger toward the parents and turns it inwards so that it becomes an anger directed towards him or herself.
A typical scenario regarding how this transformation was thought to play out may be helpful is further explaining this theory.
Neurotic parents who are inconsistent (both overindulgent and demanding), lacking in warmth, inconsiderate, angry, or driven by their own selfish needs create a unpredictable, hostile world for a child.
As a result, the child feels alone, confused, helpless and ultimately, angry.
Psychological theories provide evidence-based explanations for why people think, behave, and feel the way they do.
Personality factors, history and early experiences; and interpersonal relationships are seen as important factors in causing depression.