The Myth of the Self Made Man realistic and function of dreams in patients with eating disorders


In this paper we analyze the case of a patient who comes in for consultation conducted of binge eating. We intend this as an eating disorder that shows early alterations in the psychic structure, caused by the dynamics of dependence of the patient towards the mother who adopted as a way of disinvestment affective behavior. The patient seems to be a myth, which is that of “Self Made Man”. In this she finds herself. So are depicted in relation to the divestment mother. This identification with the myth has generated an emphasis on the cognitive component at the expense of the body and, consequently, has developed a hierarchization for the cognitive. In the paper we analyze a Dream and also its latent sentence. This, is not a way to realize desires but is a realistic thinking, and appears as a reality that was previously unthinkable. The jealousy which the patient felt in the dream expresses jealousy that he should hear his mother for the infidelity of the couple. In this sense we speak of jealousy of others. Regarding the boyfriend in the dream work as a double it. He also replaces the ‘soul for processing organic alteration.

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