Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In psychoanalysis, the withdrawal of cathexis from an idea or instinctual object, as occurs in narcissistic neurosis, when cathexis is withdrawn from external instinctual objects and turned on the ego. Also called withdrawal of cathexis. See also isolation of affect.

Subjects: Psychology.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.