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Marques corporelles : le pousse-à-l’Un dans la psychose

Abstract : The growing trend in practices of body marking is as much a question of the subject’s attitude to received ideologies as of the psychic functions these practices fulfil. Many young people and adults are going in for different forms of body marking, transforming the latter into a privileged surface for the insignia of the self. Based upon international research, this study questions the passion for the cutting of the body for narcissistic ends. It sets out the various solutions through which the psychotic subject, by recourse to body marks, attempts to make up for the inconsistency of his identity, but also to remedy the precarity of his existential stability and of his inscription in the social fabric. This article presents the clinical characteristics and limits of an original self-treatment which has occasioned very little commentary in psychopathology.
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Romuald Hamon, Jean-Luc Gaspard, A. Abelhauser, Nelson da Silva Junior. Marques corporelles : le pousse-à-l’Un dans la psychose. Bulletin de psychologie, Groupe d'étude de psychologie, 2015, Tome 68/3 (537), pp.205-214. ⟨hal-01701433⟩



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