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« Je suis furieux ! »

Abstract : Aim of the study: In this article we make a distinction between fury that brings into play the dimension of the body, and the furious which relates to the being of the individual. Starting from classic psychiatry that described these two concepts without distinction, making them converge firstly with the manic state, then linking them with the state of mania-melancholia, we have gone on to make a distinction between them. A distinction made by operating an analogy between : furious and melancholia on the one hand; and fury and mania on the other. Patients and method : The method is in part clinical : based on discussions with patients/prisoners who are being followed in the prison environment; and for the other part encompassed within a multidisciplinary research methodology aimed at combining epistemological, psychoanalytic and literary domains. Results and discussion : Through the conceptual input of psychoanalysis we have isolated the overestimation of the object – imposed or voluntary – as a prodromal phase to the state of fury. This overestimation becomes apparent when the object holds power over the subject, this in the event of either one of two scenarios : object of love, loved object, or all powerful object, hated object. Fury and the furious express themselves thus in a 2nd Instance, while the 1st Instance resonates with the process of melancholia whose three conditions are : loss of the object, ambivalence, and regression of the libido into the self. Conclusion : Clinical practice in the prison environment and the input of Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalytic theory allows us therefore to mark a fundamental difference between the furious and fury; the one belong to the sphere of the ego – or of the want-to-be (manque-à-être) – and inaccessible to the conscious; the other relates to the sphere of the corporeal.
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Giorgia Tiscini. « Je suis furieux ! ». Psychologie Clinique, EDP sciences, 2018, pp.20-28. ⟨10.1051/psyc/201845020⟩. ⟨hal-02361742⟩



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