DESTRUDO By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The energy that is associated with Thanatos, the instinct to deter death rather than Eros the life instinct. See mortido. DESTRUDO: "Destrudo follows Thanatos the death insticnt." Related Psychology Terms EROTIC INSTINCT SEXUAL INSTINCT 1 DUAL INSTINCT THEORY SELF-DESTRUCTIVENESS PRIMAL SADISM MORTIDO PRIMITIVE DEFENSE MECHANISM NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE (NDE) APPROPRIATE DEATH DEATHBED ESCORTS AND VISIONS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DESTRUDO," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/destrudo/ (accessed October 19, 2019).