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Estilos da Clinica

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BIALER, Marina  and  COELHO JUNIOR, Nelson Ernesto. From sensory chaos to the first modalities of psychic organisation: A study based on Donna Williams' autobiography. Estilos clin. [online]. 2018, vol.23, n.2, pp. 224-241. ISSN 1415-7128.

In this paper, we focus on several defensive mechanisms put in action by the autistic Donna Williams. These mechanisms enabled her to leave the initial stage of sensory chaos in the state of autistic withdrawal, towards other very early defensive modalities in terms of the mental apparatus development. We highlight a first associative register connected to simultaneity, which operates a first perceptual organizational model prior to the representational organization.

Keywords : autism; psychoanalysis; perception; defense.

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