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BINEVICIUS, Leticia  and  LOURENCO, Lara Cristina d'Avila. Autism and the Undecided Structure Hypothesis. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2020, vol.20, n.3, pp.1-9. ISSN 2359-0769.

This article aims to present a fragment of a clinical case and discuss it based on Jacques Lacan's theses on autism and the hypothesis of an undecided psychosis in childhood. For this author, the autistic individual is one who, despite being in language, is not in the speech. The relationship with the primordial Other occurs in such a way it can be said without the limits imposed by the name-of-the-father, that the holophrase of the first significant pair happens. The subject is thus frozen, submitted to the signifier. In Lacan's opinion, the exclusion of the name-of-the-father points to a psychotic structure, of which autism would be a representative. But, in the face of a phenomenology characteristic of autism, at what point is it possible to conclude that the name-of-the-father was indeed excluded? According to our hypothesis, the clinical fragment presented here concerns a child who, despite having received a medical diagnosis of ASD (autism spectrum disorder), would still have the possibility of registering the paternal metaphor and, therefore, of accomplishing another structural destiny.

Keywords : autism; psychosis; psychoanalysis; childhood.

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