From Freud’s Cocaine to Kramer’s Modern Prozac

A Look at an Epistemic Rupture from a Lacanian Perspective
By Diego E. Londoño, Tamara Guénoun, Emily Lechner

This is an analysis on the epistemic change between both the approach initiated by Freud after experiencing cocaine, and the ones pursued by biological psychiatry and psychopharmacology which led to the contemporary vision of antidepressants taken by P. Kramer, linked to the iconic book Listening to Prozac. A comparative and analytical assessment between Freud’s works and the new “listening” is proposed here within the scope of Jacques Lacan´s jouissance and the three registers.

  • studies on Brazilian University
  • psychoanalysis
  • scientific production in psychoanalysis
  • research in psychoanalysis
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