The decline of psychoanalysis in institutions: homophobia , theoretical dogmatism and therapeutic competition

This text aims to reflect on the origins of the current decline of psychoanalysis in the western institutions and particularly in France. To be more precise, what we have to establish is that the factors which enabled its dissemination are also those which led it to disappear today, namely: the homophobic use of those theories and practices that met hygienist policies in the late XIXth century, and now prejudice it; the lack of an epistemological dimension which was not essential at the time of expansion is now detrimental to its practice in healthcare institutions and in scientific research structures; and finally the absence of theoretical and practical alternative of the early years has given way to an important therapeutic competition with the rise of cognition behavioral therapies. ( CBT)

Psychosis Logics

Abstract. This article sketches out a metapsychology of psychosis, by focusing on the description only of the psychic processes that are specific to each psychotic disorder, so as to reveal what kind of logic is specific to it, and to hignlight the space or time dimension that is passed over by the patient. Indeed, speeches and behaviours in psychosis often seem inconsistent to us, but they follow logical psychic processes that are specific to each disorder, as this article intends to show from patient cases. It deals with how missed experiences of space and time lead psychotic patient to follow imaginary logics, also called formal logics by logicians as they ignore one of the space and time dimensions in their experience, whereas nevrotic patients would follow empirical logics in similar situations. Thus, each psychotic disorder follow a specific imaginary logic : the psychic process specific to autism follows a trivalent or fuzzy logic, that of schizophrenia follows a epistemic or non-monotonous logic, that of paranoia follows a repetitive or fractal logic, and that of bipolar disorder follows an associative logic, which psychosis clinicians respectively call indeterminacy, delusion, ritualization and disjointed speech.

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