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CAMARA, Leonardo  and  HERZOG, Regina. Trauma: a study on generalized (or economic) inhibition. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.3, pp. 1-10. ISSN 2359-0769.

In the work "Inhibition, Symptom and Anguish" (1926/2014b), Freud described two forms of action inhibition: one related to the avoidance of the re-actualization of psychic conflicts, the establishment of a new act of repression and the emission of signal anguish ( specific inhibition); another related to situations of energy depletion available in the self (generalized inhibition). The authors of this paper seek to deepen the description of the meta-psychological mechanism of the second type of inhibition - which they propose the alternative designation of "economic inhibition" - based on Freud's trauma model in "Beyond the Principle of pleasure" (1920/2010c). This form of inhibition is an emergency measure of the self whose purpose is to alter energy management in favor of priority psychic tasks that demand a high energy cost to accomplish.

Keywords : inhibition; trauma; neurosis of war; traumatic neurosis; melancholy; meta-psychology.

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