Thanatos The Unquestionable

So, in my few hours of research on the diminishment, malformation, or absence of the death drive and the potential effects of such a situation, I’ve been a little surprised to have found just frickin’ nothing.  

Freud himself said that just about any of the psychical structures he identified could be absent or aberrant in anybody.  Am I looking in the wrong places–certainly a possibility–or has this concept/structure just gotten by without any such critical consideration?  Do we just presume everyone has a death drive and it’s always only ever appropriately- or overly- functional, and that’s it?

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