Number 3 – 2015/1 – Feminine Pathologies [published on line] Edited by Fernando Castrillón & Jamieson Webster

A big thank you to the entire editorial board of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis, and in particular Sergio Benvenuto, whose encouraging words and attention to detail …
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Introduction to “Feminine Pathologies”

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In 1917 T.S. Eliot wrote an astonishing prose poem entitled “Hysteria” that shows the power of hysteria in the body’s symptomatic …
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This text considers hysteria both historically (the denial of hysteria as a real disorder by “progressist” thought since the XIXth century) and clinically.  It refers to some of Freud’s …
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What do we learn as analysts from the hysteric’s narrative style?  Open, fragmented, something insisting as it circles a hole in memory or affect, a sometimes stubborn refusal to …
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The important role of hysteria for psychoanalysis is well known–it guided Freud and helped him invent psychoanalysis and discover the unconscious.  What was the role of hysteria for …
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Hysteria has changed in appearance, but has not disappeared.  According to Lacan, its symptoms can be found in certain behaviors—in the patient’s ‘acting out’—which develop through ‘hysterical intrigue’.  Lacan’s …
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This is a case of hysteria in which the anorexic symptom …
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Brief overview of the changes in the pattern of psychopathologies from the late 19th century to the present allows us to see how social processes …
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[Original Italian text on http://www.journal-psychoanalysis.eu/il-silenzio-e-la-voce-nellanoressia-mentale/]

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The focus of this article is the function of Speech and Silence in the clinic of Anorexia Nervosa.  A Lacanian approach in this field …
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The theme of the feminine has undergone considerable transformations in the field of psychoanalytic formalisation: the author illustrates these in a path that goes from Freud to Lacan.  From …
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Published by I.S.A.P. - ISSN 2284-1059