Archives par mot-clé : Hysteria

françois richard : the adolescence process at the adult stage : the leopard woman case

Starting from the psychoanalytic cure of a young adult, this paper tries to delineate the traces of the passage towards the adult stage beyond adolescence. The patient is of an hysterical nature with a psychosomatic dimension and a tendency to actings. The cure enabled as a differed action the process of elaboration of puberty hindered afore.
The way the multifold infantile pregenital partial drives may be recaptured within a « polyphonic » genital synthesis is here studied. Adult subjectivization is fed with the closeness of the infantile sexual, the best way to avoid a defensive and unauthentic adult structuration would thus be to tolerate some part of childhood and adolescence in one self.

Philippe Gutton : suffering … to believe in oneself

Self-mutilation would be a belief device which coats a great difficulty in believing in one’s own subjectal construction. A simple device, if it aims to play out sadomasochistic scenarios according to an hysterical model. A more complex one when it fulfills a transitory fetishistic mission. These behaviors have a dramatic effect on the narcissistic collapses of puberty.