giovedì 18 agosto 2016

Some thoughts on hysteria and obsessional discourse


There is an extensive psychoanalytic literature on hysteria and obsessional discourse. These are just some considerations arising from my clinical practice. 









  • In obsessional neurosis the father is fantasized as dead; however, as the neurotic cannot take his place, his death is not fully believed

  • Hysteria fantasizes of an ideal father; then, the real father always lacks of something.

  • The obsessional neurotic confounds symbolic and real father; then, s/he often questions and fantasizes about genealogy and heredity

  • Hysteria fantasizes of an ideal father; then, the real father always lacks of something.

  • One’s desire is the Other’s desire; however, as the Other is the dead father (in the obsessional neurosis), then the desire must be mortified

  • The obsessional discourse aims at anticipating and atisfying the Other, so as to prevent the Other from desiring. The Other shall not desire

  • The obsessional discourse represents the desire of the Other and aims at satisfying it completely, so that the Other stop desiring.

  • In the obsessional discourse the desire of the Other is perceived as a threath. Because it may reveal one's own lack.

  • In the obsessional discourse the desire (here perceived as a threat) is represented, with the aim to satisfy it and silence it










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