Posted by nellie7 on June 16, 2009, at 14:11:16
In reply to Re: Lacan, posted by backseatdriver on June 15, 2009, at 8:28:22
I went to a Lacanian pdoc-analyst for some time and it was a srange and difficult experience. Things were said in a way that could not be understood- codes, substituting strange symbols for words, unusual metaphors, etc. For the most part, I didn't understand what was said but felt uneasy and under attack. After every session I would write down all that was said in a notebook. Years later I reread the notebook and suddenly understood the "code". The understanding totally devastated me and the result was a psychotic breakdown. The Lacanian approach may be ok for people who are simply curious or looking for an intellectual challenge, but I think it is dangerous for people suffering from psychopathology.