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From Ashes to Ashes: The Heroic Struggle of an Autistic Boy Trying to be Born and Stay Alive

Resumo

Renascer das cinzas: a luta heróica de um menino autista para nascer e se manter vivo

Este artigo investiga o conceito de autismo psicogénico proposto por Frances Tustin. O trabalho desta psicanalista centra-se na dinâmica desta doença grave e coloca a ênfase nas experiências do bebé no contacto precoce com a mãe. Tustin refere que a interrupção repentina e violenta do contacto pele a pele mãe/bebé dá origem a tentativas patológicas de tratar essa separação, nomeadamente através da autoexclusão da criança do contacto com o mundo emocional externo. Uma extensa vinheta clínica é oferecida para ilustrar como essas dinâmicas se manifestam clinicamente, bem como os esforços do autor para estabelecer uma conexão significativa com o seu jovem paciente. As reações transferenciais e contratransferenciais são discutidas em detalhe.

Palavras-chave

Autismo psicogénico, Frances Tustin, Contacto precoce mãe/bebé, Transferência, Contratransferência

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Biografia Autor

Lawrence J. Brown

Membro Titular do Boston Psychoanalytic Institute (BPSI) em Psicanálise de Crianças e Adultos e analista supervisor de crianças. Membro do corpo docente do BPSI e do Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Membro do Conselho Editorial da The Psychoanalytic Quarterly e membro fundador do Boston Group for Psychoanalytic Studies.


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