“ In a published case conference interview of a hospitalised psychotic, Lacan, after having spoken with the patient at length, turns to his audience of clinicians and tersely utters his prognosis: This mans condition will continue to worsen, and the final outcome will almost certainly be suicide—“I don’t see how he is going to get out of it.” Does this particular assessment of Lacan indicate that Lacanian Psychoanalysis is fundamentally powerless when faced with psychosis? Does this mean that Lacan thinks that psychotics can’t be helped?
Psychosis and Lacan - A. Johnston
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