SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.52 número2Incidências da diferença sexual no final de análise: do dual ao singularRaça, gênero e classe social na clínica psicanalítica índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Tempo psicanalitico

versão impressa ISSN 0101-4838versão On-line ISSN 2316-6576


FARIAS, Camila Peixoto  e  MELLO, Renata. Compulsive occupation: a deadly face of contemporaneity. Tempo psicanal. [online]. 2020, vol.52, n.2, pp. 54-78. ISSN 0101-4838.

The purpose of this article is to investigate the compulsive cycle of occupation to which many subjects are imprisoned in contemporaneity. We begin with the assumption that the acceleration and the plethora of activities may acquire a pathological trait. When this happens, we hypothesize that such manifestations are related to the issues of trauma and narcissism. We initially examine the psychic constitution of the subject in the context of trauma, highlighting the narcissistic repercussions before the frailty of the investments in primary objects. In this regard, we link the narcissistic constitution of traumatic basis and the deadly circuit underlying the compulsion towards excessive occupation. Next, we take time to examine the psychic functioning of the subject, under the impact of trauma, based on the cleavage and the search for survival through compulsive occupation. We understand that compulsive occupation and the extreme fatigue generated reveal a way of psychic survival based on discharge, numbness, and emotional emptiness. Such cases alert us to the importance of the attention and care of others so that the subject can be occupied of himself, so that he can live and not just be occupied compulsively.

Palavras-chave : trauma; narcissism; cleavage; compulsive occupation; psychoanalysis.

        · resumo em Português | Espanhol     · texto em Português     · Português ( pdf )


Creative Commons License