DL_Adolescence today: the economy of jouissance (5/5)

The models that were effective in limiting young people's jouissance have lost their symbolic power. Young people are disoriented by a hyper-modern world where immediate satisfaction is what matters, and there are no figures of authority to set limits on their enjoyment. They suffer from a dual crisis: one related to their desired position and the situation of having to solve the puzzles of their desire according to the current discourse that regulates satisfaction. ... Read more


DL_Adolescents today : hyper-individualism (4/5)

The age of consumption makes the subject a product of the capitalist market. Thus, companies are no longer the only ones to present their offer and convince the Other of their suitability. The individual is also immersed in making his or her self a product ready to be shown and approved. In this way, the self becomes a product regulated by marketing techniques, with personal branding being the quintessence of these selves converted into avatars ready to be consumed at the click of a button.  ... Read more


DL_Adolescents today: permissiveness thought from the Telemachus complex (3/5)

The key to the "Telemachus-child" can be summed up in the syntagm "the abandoned child". It is about the child who, feeling abandoned, longs for the return of parents who support his/her desire. A desire that needs to be accompanied so that the spark that arises between parents and children can do its job, which is to illuminate the child's journey towards autonomy. ... Read more


DL_Adolescents today: permissiveness through the eyes of Narcissus (2/5)

In order to think about permissiveness in adolescence, we will refer to what Massimo Recalcati elucidates in his book "The Telemachus complex" on parenting. In the aforementioned book, he resorts to Narcissus and Telemachus to approach the keys to what is happening today with children and adolescents. According to Recalcati, Narcissus and Telemachus, figures from Greek mythology, condense the positions to which children are being thrown today.   ... Read more


DL_Adolescents today: transitions in hypermodernity (1/5)

Adolescence is a time marked by a series of changes that respond to a process of physical transformation. These changes produce bewilderment in the face of a reality that pierces the body and the constituted knowledge, making symbolic resources insufficient to meet the new demands of an unavoidable drive urgency.  ... Read more


DL_Trauma and subjectivities

The unexpected rupture into Europe at the beginning of 2020 was shocking. It caught us by surprise, was not anticipated and, therefore, could not have been avoided. That was the first sign of trauma, a trauma called Covid that changed the contemporary world as we had hitherto known it. It was a sudden installation of something that was going to be different and where our memory was not enough to be able to recognize the horror to come ... Read more


DL_Free on social networks?

Freedom in social networks for a desired staging: bling bling or minimalist, accelerated or zen, bodily or landscaping ... always at an angle of magnificent fullness, sometimes overflowing towards the grossest ostentation ... Read more


DL_Hooked on the "like"

In the eighties the great hook was on drugs, especially heroin, the ultimate escape, instant Nirvana, a placid excessiveness. In the nineties it was ecstasy,  although less deadly, still attracted flight. Currently, drug use, although it is rarely  talked about in the media, continues to affect a considerable percentage of the population, and in these numbers, the oversized prescription of psychotropic drugs is included ... Read more


DL_Sexuation and neutral gender

Beyond the narratives that explain the biological differences between the sexes and the meaning of the myths that each one reproduces in their own particular imagination, there is a logic that orders sexuation; the logic that J. Lacan resorted to on several occasions in order not to turn his theorisation into absolute truths. With logic he sought the general principles of the phenomena he studied, highlighting ideas in a coherent succession and accentuating the impossible that emerged within the contradictions that logic reveals. Let us follow Lacan’s thought ... Read more


DL_Gender questioned

The TRANS-gender signifier could be thought of as a symptom of our time, which fundamentally questions and challenges the male/female binary, questioning the subjective sexual structures par excellence: homo-sexuality and hetero-sexuality.  ... Read more


DL_Why face-to-face psychotherapy?

Deafening decibels in a concert with 3000 people jumping and raising their arms, the  football fans screams echoing down the field after a goal is scored, the breath that is held before the flip of a trapeze artist 5 meters from where we sit ... these are live experiences that shake us. Broadcast through a screen, however, the impact is anaesthetised ... Read more


DL_The practice of psychologists in the time of covid

The new circumstances imposed by covid-19 coincide with the coordinates of  war. Marcelo Ferraro in the article “turn off habits: test subjects”, analyzes the situation in Argentina, emphasizing a parallel with the war: there is an enemy, a threatened community, fears, the surprise factor and  not having enough weapons yet to face it nor defeat it ... Read more


DL_ADHD in the era of the rush

Currently, the three fundamental considered symptoms disorder with or without hyperactivity attention deficit are the deficit of attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It must be said that these symptoms are increasingly common in the family, scholar and social environments. In addition, ADHD is usually accompanied by some other diagnosis, eg. mood disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, learning disorder, anxiety, conduct disorder...  ... Read more


DL_What is doing today psychoanalysis with autism.

Autism treatment from psychoanalysis part of the experience of the threatening / invasion that the autism has in relation to the other. Thus, it is not from the consideration that is a subject misfit we must normalize their behaviour, via a tax-learning, but a way that the autistic subject opens in a favourable context, a context that will host the interests he outlines by strangers or insignificants they may seem in the eyes of a standard curriculum ... Read more


DL_Lacanian psychoanalysis versus ABA method for the ASD treatment

The ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) method appears repeatedly when talking about autism. Under a banner of scientific rigour, procedures and behavioural techniques for reducing behaviours considered "inadequate" and adopting other behaviours and "appropriate" skills are applied ... Read more


DL_The battle of Autism

From 2002 that the Autism was declared “The Grand National Cause” by the French government, methods for treating autism spectrum acquire a political and social dimension. Eric Laurent, in “The Battle of Autism. From the Clinical to the Political”, analyses the details of the media debate which they broke from political decisions. Laurent displays the ups and downs of these policies, their bases and consequences. From the scientific assumptions based in figures, it is achieved disavow the clinical knowledge non-malleable to the figures ... Read more


DL_ 2nd, April World Autism Awareness Day

On 27 November 2007, the UN General Assembly, declared on 2 April as World Autism Awareness Day. UN warns of a new reality in the world there are more autistic, which requires awareness, to reflect society about what is autism and is being done with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With disorder is the idea aside syndrome with increased medical connotation and the word spectrum is emphasized that all is not the same autism, there is no standard or type of a person with autism pattern ... Read more


DL_ADHD in the era of the rush

Currently, the three fundamental considered symptoms disorder with or without hyperactivity attention deficit are the deficit of attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It must be said that these symptoms are increasingly common in the family, scholar and social environments. In addition, ADHD is usually accompanied by some other diagnosis, eg. mood disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, learning disorder, anxiety, conduct disorder ... Read more


DL_What ways open in this crisis of classifications? 9/9

Eric Laurent, from his field of research, psychoanalysis, proposes three ways. The first has to do with the critical stance that should be taken at the tendency of the current psychopathology find the perfect rating, warning about the effects of neglect of the subject because of this exhaustive list of descriptive psychopathology. The second way has to do with the categories "off - label" generated by these same classifications. For much description, for a lot of control there are gaps that make incomplete the system. ... Read more


DL_Possible responses from users in the Mental Health system 8/9

DSM bureaucracy, with its statistics on what is right and what is wrong, also has another use, which is the use that labeling can do with it. Not the same a Psychotic in the twentieth century that a bipolar, autistic or hyperactive in the XXI century ... Read more


DL_Binomial Abandonment - Surveillance 7/9

The rupture between research and clinical practice, the monopoly on the statistics applied to mental health, the medicalization of mental distress that leave the patients at their own makes more important the management of mental health that the individual treatment of a person determined. And, as Laurent points out in his article "The post-DSM crisis and psychoanalysis" this abandonment is offset by a hyper-vigilance to the population through health bureaucracies.  ... Read more


DL_Where will be the future medical research? 6/9

DSM crisis is not only due to its epistemic foundations. There are other voices than their DSM voices in the scientific and technological fields that invite break new ground in medical research. The NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) is critical to the appearance of DSM5. He sees little difference with the previous version and confirms that its strength is in the "inter-rater reliability" and its weakness in its "scientific validity" ... Read more


DL_Hacking What say? 5/9

Hacking check on his Lost in Forest (2013) the causes of the crisis DSMV. His conclusion is emphatic and radical. The DSM project applies the botanical pattern emerged in the eighteenth century, to classify the disease. ... Read more


DL_What Demazeux say? 4/9

To Demazeux, logical-positivist current of DSM is already outdated. The DSM built an artificial language on these premises, a language not referred to the issue of reference but defined criteria that made possible to eliminate the vagueness and misunderstanding ... Read more


DL_Frances - Laurent to the crisis of DSM 3/9

For Frances, DSM diagnostic inflation has to do with the context, not the text. It is then to see how they are applying the DSM, not the DSM itself. One example: after the appearance of DSM-IV in 1997, the US government authorizes direct advertising of psychotropic drugs. The marketing is directed from that time, doctors and consumers. metaphors as "chemical imbalance" and the medicalization of disease goes by the logic of FMCG are invented. A no limit is set so that parents' associations also want access to diagnostics to benefit from appropriate services: no diagnosis, no access to services. ... Read more


DL_The crisis of DSM and contemporary discomfort 2/9

Eric Laurent's article, entitled "The Crisis and post-DSM psychoanalysis" published in lacanian magazines –digital and print- responds to the book of Allen Frances « Saving Normal. An Insider’s Look at the epidemic of mental illness » published in 2013. And from this book takes a tour of the main actors and institutions involved in this crisis ... Read more


DL_The perfect language 1/9

The first edition « Saving normal. An insider’s look at the epidemic of mental illness » of Frances Allen appears in 2013. On the back of the book, they tell us that he has won the award for the most controversial book of the year by the German magazine Bild der Wissenschaft book. What makes it so controversial? Frances Allen, a psychiatrist and president of the committee of DSM IV, writes this book to warn of the dangers of inflation diagnosis of mental illness that the DSM have been created along its editions. Today, in the fifth, Frances gives a ... Read more