Psychoanalysis & Psychiatry

The author shows that the debate between psychoanalysis and psychiatry refers to the debate between two incommensurable metaphysical paradigms : on one side, the subject becomes the en-joyment of another meeting, on the other side, the subject comes out of its mother’s womb already reinforced by reason, so that the symptom is at first the effect of the report to the enjoyment when it is for the latter the effect of a brain disorder or a disorder of lear-ning. From this it follows irreconcilable therapeutic practices where it is one side of the fulfilment of a subject and another of its so-cietal adaptation.