Alienated insanity by Michel Foucault

04/05/2014 / 0 comments

The very concept of “mental illness” is an expression of this effort condemned from the outset. What we call “mental illness” is nothing else than that alienated insanity, alienated in this psychology which she made herself possible.   La notion même de « maladie mentale » est l’expression de cet effort condamné d’entrée de jeu….

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Borderline diagnosis by Jean-Jacques Rassial

05/04/2014 / 0 comments

The borderline diagnosis appears at the illegitimate meeting point of two clinics: the psychiatric clinic and the psychoanalytic clinic. Le diagnostic d’état limite apparaît à la rencontre illégitime de deux cliniques : la clinique psychiatrique et la clinique psychanalytique. Rassial J-J, Le Sujet en état limite, Denoël, Paris, 1999, p.14