Fundamentos para una terapia analítica
Psychosis usually begins in childhood with the withdrawal of the child into a world of sensory fantasies. The psychotic crisis itself, the so-called breakdown, with delirium and hallucinations, is nothing more than the manifestation of this pathology. The delusional experience, once affirmed, is difficult to transform; It is a new reality of a very different nature from dreams or daydreams, which develops progressively. It is a morbid transforming state of consciousness whose nature and danger the patient ignores.
The psychoanalyst, who works in direct contact with the patient's interiority, has a field of observation rich in heuristic potentialities, as no other clinician can have: he can see how psychosis is constructed from within. Therefore, a psychoanalytic approach to the treatment of psychosis can offer a long-term alternative to drug therapy and also an explanation of t...read more