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Addiction, dissociation and the unrepressed unconscious. a theoretical contribution from a developmental-relational perspective
Journal Title: RICERCA PSICOANALITICA 
Author/s:  Giuseppe Craparo 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 73-84 FullText PDF:  191 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RPR2013-002005
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Starting from the theoretical-clinical analysis of the pathological dissociation implied in addictions, the author suggests a new view of addictive symptoms (compulsion to assume any substance-object) with the help of the distinction between repressed and non repressed unconscious. The assumption is that in persons affected by an addiction (from sex to the Internet, to psychotropic substances to food, etc.), the dissociative nature of compulsive behaviours is associated to an alteration of the unrepressed unconscious caused by traumatic relational experiences suffered early on in life.
Keywords: Addiction, dissociation, unrepressed unconscious, repressed unconscious, trauma, repression

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Giuseppe Craparo, Addiction, dissociation and the unrepressed unconscious. a theoretical contribution from a developmental-relational perspective in "RICERCA PSICOANALITICA" 2/2013, pp. 73-84, DOI:10.3280/RPR2013-002005

   

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