Rene Rasmussen abstract

Rene Rasmussen



“A few remarks about the ´representation’ of the body in ‘science’ (psychiatry) and psychoanalysis today. focusing on stress and depression as bodily affect outside language, I will discus, how to ‘understand’ and trait such affects regarding the manual DMS and Lacan’s understanding of desire and the Real. While DSM understands them as biological effects not involving the social context, a psychoanalytic point of view tries to see them as determined by such a context, all the while admitting they also concern that which is outside language working with the idea that the cure is about ‘representing’ and change the subject’s relationship to that what cannot be said”