Ágora: Estudos em Teoria Psicanalítica
versão impressa ISSN 1516-1498
ANDRE, Jacques. Entre angústia e desamparo. Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2001, vol.4, n.2, pp. 95-109. ISSN 1516-1498. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14982001000200008.
Between anxiety and helplessness. In this paper the author states that anxiety is the engine of both analysis and its progress: in itself it is an opening to the puzzles of the interior. Helplessness, on the other hand, points out that psychic life is still being lived out of oneself, in a desperate opening to an unresponsive other. So, under the analysis point of view, while one mobilizes, the other paralyses. Love (out of its narcissistic part) is "to cling" to objects of the external world, it is an opening to the other and, at that point, homogeneous to the baby's state of helplessness.
Palavras-chave : anxiety; helplessness; borderline; otherness; Winnicott.