Issue Nine: "Addictions"

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Editorial    
Marina Kon Bilenky, 13 December 2019
 

Bringing Addictions to the center of the debate, our e-Journal Psychoanalysis.Today opens a wide tour of our theme, with an array of questioning and thinking coming from diverse psychoanalytical experiences. More
This paper describes the point of tension of a body that conceals and reveals through its marks, which do not always form a narrative sequence, but on the contrary, an addictive one.
Patients often lose the ability to connect and relate through the compulsive use of mind-altering substances. Treating them can feel like a Sisyphean task, with unique challenges to consider.
Weight loss after weight loss surgery is often complicated by the emergence of other addictive tendencies – and regaining it can be extremely emotionally painful.
Addiction seems to be quite a seductive word.
An addiction is a form of unsustainability that suggests a misroute in the construction of a horizontalized interdependence and the paradox of dependence.
Anorexia nervosa can be seen as an addictive disorder that has a strong emotional impact on the social environment of the patient and also on the analytic relationship.
Ps. C. Naly Durand
A Theory about Addictions
This article contends that subjects are not addicted to substances, per se, and explores, instead, the idea of their having addictive organizing core.
Ms. Nilofer Kaul
Psychic Foreclosures
The author uses Flaubert’s Madame Bovary to explore an addictive object world and its manifestation in the form of an insatiable appetite for accumulating proto-aesthetic objects.
 
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