Gustavo Cetlin – Case by Case – Approaching the Subject of Drug Abuse in Times of Over-Consumption

THE LETTER 54 Autumn 2013, pages 73-80. The article argues that once nurtured by language, the human subject is removed from the condition of a natural existence where every instinct is matched to an external object; instead he is driven … Continue reading

Gérard Amiel – In what Ways does Psychoanalysis Differ from Psychotherapy?

THE LETTER 50 (Summer 2012) pages 77-83 The evolution of psychoanalysis under Freud, then Lacan, reveals that although psychoanalysis was originally a therapy, that is no longer the case. Today, the true function of psychoanalysis is to bring mankind into … Continue reading

Brendan Kelly – Balance and Connection: Bipolar Disorder and Psychoanalysis in Psychiatric Practice

Issue 46 (Spring 2011)  Pages – 13-19 Bipolar disorder comprises a pattern of symptoms characterised by disproportionate changes in mood, possible psychosis and various other symptoms at different times. Biopsychosocial management approaches often involve medication (e.g. lithium), psychological therapy (e.g. cognitive-behaviour therapy) and social … Continue reading

Lionel Bailly – Pediatric Bipolar?

Issue 46 (Spring 2011)  Pages – 47-56 Between 1994 and 2003 the number of outpatient pediatric psychiatry visits associated with the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in the USA apparently increased 40-fold. Such an increase was not supported by any new … Continue reading

Kevin Malone – Schizophrenia and Psychoanalysis: Brief Observations from Contemporary American Psychiatric Literature

Issue 40 (Sprint 2009) Pages-1-5 s « J on opening remarks to the conference Schizophrenia 1908-2008: – r*; ‘ csis and Psychoanalysis, this article reflects on the current status of yr-cr: analysis within modem American psychiatry and the fact that it … Continue reading