The Fabrication of
In our capacity as analysts, we are sometimes obliged to occupy for a long time the place of the Other during the transference in the treatment of psychotic subjects. This position, sometimes exceptional for the subject, accompanies him in the delirious elaboration and the effort to localize a wicked Other and to keep it at a distance.
This is the type of case I will be dealing with. This young man, I will call him Julio, came to see me more than seventeen years ago, when he was 22. He continued to see me, all the while suffering periodic crises which sometimes necessitated hospital stays.[...]