Why Psychoanalysis?

Why Psychoanalysis Why do some people still choose psychoanalysis Freud s so called talking cure when numerous medications are available that treat the symptoms of psychic distress so much faster Elisabeth Roudinesco ta

  • Title: Why Psychoanalysis?
  • Author: Élisabeth Roudinesco Rachel Bowlby
  • ISBN: 9780231122030
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why do some people still choose psychoanalysis Freud s so called talking cure when numerous medications are available that treat the symptoms of psychic distress so much faster Elisabeth Roudinesco tackles this difficult question, exploring what she sees as a depressive society an epidemic of distress addressed only by an increasing reliance on prescription drugs.Far frWhy do some people still choose psychoanalysis Freud s so called talking cure when numerous medications are available that treat the symptoms of psychic distress so much faster Elisabeth Roudinesco tackles this difficult question, exploring what she sees as a depressive society an epidemic of distress addressed only by an increasing reliance on prescription drugs.Far from contesting the efficacy of new medications like Prozac, Zoloft, and Viagra in alleviating the symptoms of any number of mental or nervous conditions, Roudinesco argues that the use of such drugs fails to solve patients real problems In the man who takes Viagra without ever wondering why he is suffering from impotence and the woman who is given antidepressants to deal with the loss of a loved one, Roudinesco sees a society obsessed with efficiency and desperate for the quick fix.She argues that the talking cure and pharmacology represent not just different approaches to psychiatry, but different worldviews The rush to treat symptoms is itself symptomatic of an antiseptic and depressive culture in which thought is reduced to the firing of neurons and desire is just a chemical secretion In contrast, psychoanalysis testifies to human freedom and the power of language.

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    1. Na primeira parte, Sociedade Depressiva, Roudinesco infere sobre a patologização do social, de como a ciência atual dá respaldo à uma psiquiatria exclusivamente biologizante através da psicofarmacologia e ao discurso do DSM atráves dos tempos.Na segunda parte, A grande querela do inconsciente, a autora faz um apanhado geral sobre o backlash que a psicanálise sofreu por um suposto cientificismo, especialmente vindo dos cognitivistas.Na terceira e última parte, O futuro da psicanálise, R [...]

    2. Excelente re-evaluación epistemológica y práctica del psicoanálisis a la luz de las ciencias sociales contemporáneas.

    3. I learned from this book. I admire the vibrant life in it, the Nietzschean "untimeliness" with which it exerts the pressure of social criticism on our medicated moment. Yet this book also seems to me hysterically defensive at points, in a very French way that I both enjoy and despise. Contempt for an unimaginative and reactionary scientism is one thing; contempt for a text like the Churchlands' NEUROPHILOSOPHY is quite another.

    4. ¿Porqué consagrar tanto tiempo a la cura por la palabra cuando los medicamentos dan resultados más rápidos?

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