For the last few years, in Lyon, we have been carrying out research on psychopathology of the filiation link. This research focuses on the study of certain psychoses that we call “psychoses of filiation”: filiation deliria, puerperal psychoses, psychoses of paternity. These psychoses are characteristically related to what we have called the “filiation link,” that is to say, “that by which an individual feels related, explicitly or implicity, to his ancestors or descendants, real or imaginary.” This filiation link can also be described as a global family attitude towards the lineage of which it, along with the individual, is part. Depending on the individual, this link is emphasized, denied, misunderstood, but it appears that any challenge to this link at a sometimes unconscious level can be the source of psychotic attacks or psychosomatic decompensation. In fact, it seemed interesting to us to apply to the psychosomatic approach what we have learned from psychotherapy of the filiation link in psychosis.
KeywordsMaternal Body Formed Child Delirious Patient Unconscious Level Ideal Father
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