"White" Psychosis and Psychoanalytic Treatment

Journal title PSICOANALISI
Author/s Adolfo Pazzagli
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2016/2 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 26-36 File size 161 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSI2016-002002
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The Author examines the problems pertaining to the considerable nosographic indefiniteness of the schizophrenic area. He suggests the possible existence of so- called "white psychoses", with few or no psychotic symptoms, but with underlying deep levels, organizations or structures of this kind which may emerge under stress or during psychoanalytic treatment; a process that - paradoxically - is manifested through a worsening of symptoms. The Author then examines some consequences of this phenomenon in the relationship and in the psychoanalytic treatment.

Keywords: Nosography, psychoses, "white psychoses", psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, schizophrenia.

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Adolfo Pazzagli, Psicosi "bianche" e trattamento psicoanalitico in "PSICOANALISI" 2/2016, pp 26-36, DOI: 10.3280/PSI2016-002002