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Bleichmar, H. (2015). Living in the Interface so as Not to Be Trapped Within Fragmentary Worlds. Psychoanal. Inq., 35(2):172-186.

(2015). Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35(2):172-186

Living in the Interface so as Not to Be Trapped Within Fragmentary Worlds

Hugo Bleichmar, M.D.

In this autobiographical sketch, I describe the influences that contributed to my ideas in psychoanalysis as well as the implications that the modular-transformational model of the organization of the psyche has for psychopathology and for treatment. I examine subtypes of depression and of pathological mourning, and how they require specific interventions. I review what type of needs (attachment, narcissistic, protection, psychobiological regulation, erotic) each participant satisfies for the other in the analytic relationship, as well as the meetings and clashes between the needs and wishes of the members of the dyad. I differentiate between attachment and intimacy and the various ways each subject feels intimacy is achieved. I discuss the need to deconstruct the psychopathological categories and replace them with configurations that combine different elements.

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