Famous Cases of Psychosis
For the first time in the history of psychoanalysis, the most famous cases of psychosis are gathered in one book and analyzed. Schreber, who showed Freud the most intimate mechanisms of paranoia and narcissism; Dick, the autistic child whose analysis allowed Melanie Klein to confirm the hypothesis that sadism is a sane component of a normal human being; and many others who helped Winnicott, Bettelheim, Dolto and Lacan come to important conclusions. In collaboration with a group of psychoanalysts, J. D. Nasio comments on these cases, underlining the originality of each clinical observation and explaining how these observations helped in the creation of new theories. More than a history book, Les Grands Cas de Psychose also sheds light on new forms of mental ailment.
J. D. Nasio : A psychiatrist and former member of the École Freudienne of Jacques Lacan, J. D. Nasio worked closely with Françoise Dolto. Nasio teaches at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and is the director of the Séminaires Psychanalytiques de Paris, a major center for psychoanalytical training and the dissemination of psychological thought to non-specialists. He is the author of Five Lessons on the Theory of Jacques Lacan (State University of New York Press, 1998).