François Villa : About the analysis of the birth of enamoration. A clinical vignette.

A clinical vignette casts a new light on the relationships between the primary state of despair and the love state. In such a sequence an eroticization of transference takes place at the very moment when the patient experiences an anticipation of body potentialities which are still unknown to him. He feels them to be close at hand yet still quite difficult to reach. Hence, there surges a huge feeling of solitude and despair at the very moment when the therapist’s presence becomes particularly intense in terms of libido, thus becoming the very centre of the patient’s preoccupations.