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Il fenomeno borderline
Journal Title: SETTING 
Author/s: Shailesh Kapadia 
Year:  2013 Issue: 35 Language: Italian 
Pages:  26 Pg. 47-72 FullText PDF:  114 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SET2013-035003
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The Author shows his effort to solve some theoretical and technical problems with borderline patients, referring to the ancient Indian myth of King Trishanku in"Puran Bhagwat", the Indu book of Genesis. He tries to show, step by spep, how useful was that myth for his understanding of those patients. The paper focuses on the borderline patients’ language; its contradictory and apparently meaningless nature is bonded with Trishanku’s one wish; "going to the Afterlife World without dying". The Author then demonstrates that language is not so significantless as it appears, being the result of a complex projective identifications system built by the patients in order to manipulate treir objects for their omnipotent aims. Detailed clinical exemples are reported to light those patients’ typical manners of appropriating, manipulating and subsequently living as "suspended". They belong to three different treatments and show how a very slow and gradual change of the patients’ mental structure was achieved.

Shailesh Kapadia, in "SETTING" 35/2013, pp. 47-72, DOI:10.3280/SET2013-035003

   

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