Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation by Steven Levenkron

By Steven Levenkron

The writer of the seminal and groundbreaking Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa now explains the phenomena of self-mutilation, a ailment that is affecting as many as million Americans.Cutting takes the reader in the course of the mental adventure of the individual that seeks reduction from psychological soreness and ache in self-inflicted actual ache. Steven Levenkron lines the elements that predispose a character to turning into a self-mutilator: genetics, relatives adventure, early life trauma, and parental behavior.Written for the self-mutilator, mom and dad, acquaintances, and therapists, Levenkron explains why the sickness manifests in self-harming behaviors and, such a lot of all, describes how the self-mutilator may be helped.

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Su questa classificazione non occorre soffermarsi in questa sede. Quel che conta è riconoscere certe qualità della pulsione sessuale che la distinguono dalle pulsioni dell'io. Le pulsioni sessuali non sono imperative; è possibile cioè non soddisfarle senza per questo mettere in pericolo l'esistenza stessa, al contrario di ciò che succederebbe se si persistesse a non soddisfare la fame, la sete, il sonno. Inoltre le pulsioni sessuali, fino a un certo punto, e non insignificante, si possono appagare con la fantasia e con il proprio corpo.

Ma, se vogliono, possono lasciare il padre e i maestri e andare con le donne e gli altri bambini che sono loro compagni di giochi alla bottega del tessitore, del ciabattino o della lavandaia per impararvi la perfezione.

Nonostante una certa uniformità, lo si vede chiaramente nella diversa accentuazione che gli elementi singoli acquistano negli scritti apocalittici. In questa sede è impossibile procedere a un'analisi dettagliata; possiamo tuttavia citare, come espressione delle stesse tendenze rivoluzionarie che ispirarono l'ala sinistra dei difensori di Gerusalemme, la esortazione conclusiva del "Libro di Enoch" (22). "Guai a coloro che costruiscono le loro case con la sabbia; perché esse crolleranno dalle fondamenta e cadranno per la spada.

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