Issue Six: "Fragmentation and Breakdown"

Daniel Biebel,  13 December 2018
We are pleased to present the sixth edition of Psychoanalysis. Today.  We have titled this edition Fragmentation and Breakdown.  Two words loaded with intensity, two disturbing concepts. More.
Dr. Thierry Bastin
Dr. France Garfinkiel-Freson
From Fragmented Bodies to Integrated Thoughts
The authors consider a therapeutic role for action, bodily life and sensation in the emergence of integrative speech.
González gives a brutal and longstanding context for the current American administration's fracturing and destructive attacks on families and on children.
I work largely with 'the unanalyzable' patients whose fragmented internal state and presentation puts them in danger of a completely disintegrated life.
Politics appear in the psychoanalytic office in the unspoken elements of our traumatic history, updated in interpersonal, social & institutional relationships through the non-symbolization of events.
We will never recover the whole of what we lost at the moment of birth – but what we can piece together afterwards, if we are sufficiently helped, will accompany us, in our solitude, to the end.
Using poetry to illustrate her concepts, Dr. Nilofer Kaul takes a look at different stances to a breakdown and examines relationships to pain and to internal objects.
50 years after “The Eternaut,” Oesterheld’s classic comic, the author explores the “terror gland,” which inhibits resistance, becomes a generalized response and signals psychosomatic fear avoidance.
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