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Difficulty of subjectivation in a borderline case
Author/s: Carla Vitale 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 111-123 FullText PDF:  191 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSP2021-001007
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The paper highlights the difficulty of subjectivation as occurs in border cases when the patient is unable to contain conflicts, but acts on his external tensions. The relationship with the therapist re-proposes the original trauma through the particular fantasies that exist in the relationship. We can see a libidinal investment entirely focused on the ego and the repetition of the same suffering with thought disorders and the organization of archaic defenses. Only the attentive presence of the therapist can fill the patient’s emotional void, provide an identifying encounter, support the Self as the representative of "being alive". There is the "melancholic feminine" which testifies to the lack of separation of subject/object.
Keywords: co-creation, Self, Ego, acting-out, breakdown, psychotic thinking, speculative game.

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Carla Vitale, Difficulty of subjectivation in a borderline case in "PSICOTERAPIA PSICOANALITICA" 1/2021, pp. 111-123, DOI:10.3280/PSP2021-001007


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