Movements of the "identical" in the psychoanalytic relationship

Author/s Maurizio Balsamo
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/4 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 621-632 File size 82 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2013-004003
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The "identical" movement, that is, the need to find what has already been given, expresses a natural and spontaneous tendency of the psychic apparatus to establish, in this way, a continuity in the flow of transformation. However, this function assumes an autonomy from the regulatory processes, and ends up being a coactive and conservative mode, from its very beginning to the glaciations of each vital drive, in different psychopathological contexts, especially in the traumatic ones. The issue of how to enter this "cold" nucleus and how to provide different versions of the same narrative, allowing for the activation of the misidentification processes, is described through a clinical case in which the psychotic law of "all or nothing" finds its own modulation and definition.

Keywords: Identical, itself, transformation, misidentification, identity

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Maurizio Balsamo, Movimenti dell’identico nella relazione analitica in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 4/2013, pp 621-632, DOI: 10.3280/PU2013-004003