The Institution

Does not the same would apply us if us inspiring as symbolic prosthesis?. And, however, many times the institution functions as a prosthesis that calms disorders imaginary. Appeasement that can last a lifetime. A very poor life subjectively, but many psychotic very well accommodate the condition of objects: objects of the mother, psychiatry objects, objects of the institution, objects, why not?, psychoanalysis. Provided, of course, that remains institutional prosthesis: many times, to abandon, for any reason, the institution, occurs a new outbreak. I remember in particular a case of many years ago.

It’s a patient, who attended in external consultations. To announce that I was going to quit my job at the Hospital (this was in the Argentina) the patient asks me continue their therapy in my practice, to what I get. In the following interview, still in the Hospital, he began to interrogate me so how is my query. In a series of questions, there is one that stands out:-there are other people in your inquiry? Is there waiting room?. I made the mistake of interpret it in relation to its fear to stay locked up in a dual relationship with me. To the another day, the patient calls me and tells me very distraught:? -Dr., I want to sleep with you. That is his answer to my interpretation. A precipitation, a confusion between subject and another (with lowercase letters) by removal of the other (with capital letters).

An imaginary collision, due to lack of symbolic mediation. What is wrong there is not the transfer, is the unconscious. I think that this error led me my desire, that is, paradoxically, the same desire that led me to being Analyst: I would like to know about desire, desire for opening of the unconscious the essential for every subject question is: who am I?. My word not questioned the unconscious of this patient, but it was response that was articulated in the place of a question impossible to formulate.