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=====Psychosis=====
 
=====Psychosis=====
[[Paranoia]] is a form of [[psychosis]] characterized principally by [[delusions]].  
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[[Paranoia]] is a [[form]] of [[psychosis]] characterized principally by [[delusions]].  
  
 
=====Sigmund Freud=====
 
=====Sigmund Freud=====
[[Freud]]'s experience of [[treatment|treating]] [[paranoiacs]] was limited.
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[[Freud]]'s [[experience]] of [[treatment|treating]] [[paranoiacs]] was limited.
  
 
=====Shreber Case=====
 
=====Shreber Case=====
[[Freud]]'s most extensive work on [[paranoia]] is an [[analysis]] of the written memoirs of a [[paranoiac]] -- a judge named [[Daniel Paul Schreber]].<ref>{{F}} "[[Works of Sigmund Freud|Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiogrpahical Account of a Case of Paranoia (Dementia Paranoides)]]", 1911. [[SE]] XII: 3.</ref>
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[[Freud]]'s most extensive [[work]] on [[paranoia]] is an [[analysis]] of the written memoirs of a [[paranoiac]] -- a judge named [[Daniel Paul Schreber]].<ref>{{F}} "[[Works of Sigmund Freud|Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiogrpahical Account of a Case of Paranoia (Dementia Paranoides)]]", 1911. [[SE]] XII: 3.</ref>
  
 
=====Homosexuality=====
 
=====Homosexuality=====
It is in this work that [[Freud]] puts forward his theory that [[paranoia]] is a [[defence]] against [[homosexuality]], arguing that the different forms of [[paranoiac]] [[delusion]] are based on different ways of [[negation|negating]] the phrase "I (a man) love him."
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It is in this work that [[Freud]] puts forward his theory that [[paranoia]] is a [[defence]] against [[homosexuality]], arguing that the different forms of [[paranoiac]] [[delusion]] are based on different ways of [[negation|negating]] the phrase "I (a man) [[love]] him."
  
 
=====Jacques Lacan=====
 
=====Jacques Lacan=====
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=====Case of Aimée=====
 
=====Case of Aimée=====
It is the subject of his first major work, his doctoral dissertation.<ref>{{1932}}</ref>  In this work, [[Lacan]] discusses a [[psychotic]] [[woman]] whom he calls "[[Aimée]]", whom he diagnoses as suffering from "[[paranoia|self-punishment paranoia]]" (''[[paranoïa d'autopunition]]'') - a new [[structure|clinical structure]] proposed by [[Lacan]] himself.  
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It is the subject of his first major work, his [[doctoral dissertation]].<ref>{{1932}}</ref>  In this work, [[Lacan]] discusses a [[psychotic]] [[woman]] whom he calls "[[Aimée]]", whom he diagnoses as [[suffering]] from "[[paranoia|self-punishment paranoia]]" (''[[paranoïa d'autopunition]]'') - a new [[structure|clinical structure]] proposed by [[Lacan]] himself.  
  
 
=====Seminar III=====
 
=====Seminar III=====
[[Lacan]] returns to the [[subject]] of [[paranoia]] in his [[seminar]] of 1955-6, [[Seminar III|The Psychoses]] which he devotes to a sustained commentary on the [[Schreber]] [[case]].  [[Lacan]] finds [[Freud]]'s [[theory]] about the [[homosexual]] roots of [[paranoia]] inadequate and proposes instead his own [[theory]] of [[foreclosure]] the specific [[mechanism]] of [[psychosis]].
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[[Lacan]] returns to the [[subject]] of [[paranoia]] in his [[seminar]] of 1955-6, [[Seminar III|The Psychoses]] which he devotes to a sustained commentary on the [[Schreber]] [[case]].  [[Lacan]] finds [[Freud]]'s [[theory]] [[about]] the [[homosexual]] roots of [[paranoia]] inadequate and proposes instead his own [[theory]] of [[foreclosure]] the specific [[mechanism]] of [[psychosis]].
  
 
==Paranoiac Structure==
 
==Paranoiac Structure==
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===Analytic Treatment===
 
===Analytic Treatment===
The process of [[psychoanalytic treatment]] induces controlled [[paranoia]] into the [[human]] [[subject]].<ref>{{E}} p. 15</ref>
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The [[process]] of [[psychoanalytic treatment]] induces controlled [[paranoia]] into the [[human]] [[subject]].<ref>{{E}} p. 15</ref>
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 16:39, 20 May 2019

French: paranoïa
Psychosis

Paranoia is a form of psychosis characterized principally by delusions.

Sigmund Freud

Freud's experience of treating paranoiacs was limited.

Shreber Case

Freud's most extensive work on paranoia is an analysis of the written memoirs of a paranoiac -- a judge named Daniel Paul Schreber.[1]

Homosexuality

It is in this work that Freud puts forward his theory that paranoia is a defence against homosexuality, arguing that the different forms of paranoiac delusion are based on different ways of negating the phrase "I (a man) love him."

Jacques Lacan

Lacan's interest in paranoia predates his interest in psychoanalysis.

Case of Aimée

It is the subject of his first major work, his doctoral dissertation.[2] In this work, Lacan discusses a psychotic woman whom he calls "Aimée", whom he diagnoses as suffering from "self-punishment paranoia" (paranoïa d'autopunition) - a new clinical structure proposed by Lacan himself.

Seminar III

Lacan returns to the subject of paranoia in his seminar of 1955-6, The Psychoses which he devotes to a sustained commentary on the Schreber case. Lacan finds Freud's theory about the homosexual roots of paranoia inadequate and proposes instead his own theory of foreclosure the specific mechanism of psychosis.

Paranoiac Structure

Like all clinical structures, paranoia reveals in a particularly vivid way certain basic features of the psyche.

Paranoiac Alienation

The ego has a paranoiac structure[3] because it is the site of a paranoiac alienation.[4]

Paranoiac Knowledge

Knowledge (connaissance) itself is paranoiac.[5]

Analytic Treatment

The process of psychoanalytic treatment induces controlled paranoia into the human subject.[6]

See Also

References

  1. Freud, Sigmund. "Psycho-Analytic Notes on an Autobiogrpahical Account of a Case of Paranoia (Dementia Paranoides)", 1911. SE XII: 3.
  2. Lacan, Jacques. De la psychose paranoiaque dans ses rapports avec la personalité, Paris: Navarin, 1975. [1932].
  3. Lacan, Jacques. Écrits: A Selection. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Tavistock Publications, 1977. p. 20
  4. Lacan, Jacques. Écrits: A Selection. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Tavistock Publications, 1977. p. 5
  5. Lacan, Jacques. Écrits: A Selection. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Tavistock Publications, 1977. p. 2, 3, 17
  6. Lacan, Jacques. Écrits: A Selection. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Tavistock Publications, 1977. p. 15