The implication of the sadistic superego in anorexia

  • Based on our clinical experience with anorexia, we propose to distinguish two paradoxical aspects ofBased on our clinical experience with anorexia, we propose to distinguish two paradoxical aspects of this disorder. On the one hand, anorexia may serve as a shield and support to open up a space for subjectivity, promoting a separation from the mother. Eros is responsible for this defense of subjectivity and of the assumption of one's own wish. But the anorexic individual may, on the other hand, be subjected to the death drive and to the voice of a sadistic and ferocious superego that demands immediate obedience. The death drive, present in different combinations with Eros, is an obstacle to the work of the psychoanalyst.show moreshow less

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Author:Ana Maria Rudge, Betty Fuks
Parent Title (English):International Forum of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 24 (No. 1, 2016), pp. 12-18.
Document Type:Articles
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2016
Release Date:2016/09/29
Format:PDF-scan upon request / PDF-Scan auf Anfrage
IdNo:Rudge_A_M_Fuks_B_2016
Erich Fromm's Library and Erich Fromm Archive:Articles / Artikel
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