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QUINTELLA, Rogerio. Psichoanalytic considerations about the existence in contemporary discontent. Cad. psicanal. [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.27, pp. 83-103. ISSN 1413-6295.

From a theoretical framework that psychoanalysis operates about the conception of existing, the article approaches this theme from contemporary discontent point of view, basing the conception of subject on its condition of existence, ex-sistence and insistence. We highlight depression as a suffering that , fixed to the primary representation of the "Wonderful Child" and subjugated to the evanescence of the ego ideal, insists as a way to respond to the loss pain. Differentiating it from grief and melancholy, the depressive discontent is conceived as result of a failed attempt to suturing the lack in the Other, which aims to annul, narcissistically, the very lack-to-be, implying a symptomatic way to exist in contemporary discontent.

Keywords : Psychoanalysis; existing; discontent; depression; contemporaneity.

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