Download e-book for kindle: Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation by Steven Levenkron

By Steven Levenkron

The writer of the seminal and groundbreaking Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa now explains the phenomena of self-mutilation, a ailment that has effects on as many as million Americans.Cutting takes the reader throughout the mental adventure of the individual that seeks aid from psychological discomfort and discomfort in self-inflicted actual ache. Steven Levenkron strains the parts that predispose a character to changing into a self-mutilator: genetics, kinfolk adventure, adolescence trauma, and parental behavior.Written for the self-mutilator, mom and dad, acquaintances, and therapists, Levenkron explains why the ailment manifests in self-harming behaviors and, so much of all, describes how the self-mutilator should be helped.

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For if there is neither machine nor text without psychical origin, there is no domain of the psychic without text. Finally, what must be the relationship between psyche, writing, and spacing for such a metaphoric transition to be possible, not only, nor primarily, within theoretical discourse, but within the history of the psyche, text, and technology? [my emphasis apart from good]. (p. 199) 28 Freud’s Mass Psychology The essay develops two lines of arguments at once. On the one hand, what is at stake is the stream of metaphors required by Freud’s theoretical presentation of his original conceptions, but on the other hand, ‘metaphor’ does not point to any specific representation, but rather to ‘the possibility of the representational relation [rapport représentatif ]’ (p.

Should ‘sociality’ be included among the pro37 38 Freud’s Mass Psychology jections of the psyche that preoccupy Derrida? Whatever one makes of the transition from metaphoricity to sociality, it suggests that there is an affinity between metaphoricity and ‘the many’. This affinity cannot be reduced to the empirical proliferation of metaphors in Freud’s text, or to the ‘quantity’ of metaphor that could be found in any text. Derrida’s subsequent analyses of metaphor in the philosophical tradition focus on the ‘tendency to multiply’ that inhabits the concept of metaphor, beyond Freud’s work.

222) in terms of facilitations, Freud elaborates on this contradictory functioning with reference to ‘inscriptions (Niederschriften)’ and memory becomes a question of differences between inscriptions. But if no existing model of writing still seems to be suitable, it is in so far as each type of inscriptions is associated with a ‘psychical locality’ (never to be confused with cerebral anatomy), or to a system (Ics. Pcs. ). The interrelations of the localities cannot be conceived in terms of the simple transcription, or the translation of one type of inscription into another, from one system to another.

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