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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


LOPEZ HERRERO, Luis-Salvador  and  PEREZ, Ana. The dark side of the sadness. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2003, n.87, pp.53-65. ISSN 2340-2733.

Starting from a critical analysis of the fashionable word depression, we try to articulate, from in the psychoanalytic context, the worry of the classic psychiatrist about the sadness over the pain moral. The loss, like explanation of the mourning, and the melancholy in the Freud’s work, finds in the Lacan’s moral cowardice the ethical statute of the depression: the individual’s subjection in relation to his wish.

Keywords : Depression; Misunderstanding; Moral pain; Loss; Moral cowardice.

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