THE PSYCHOANALYTICAL ACT AND ITS INCIDENCES:
CLINICAL, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL
Psychoanalysis is a discursive practice whose effects have been observed in clinical practice and also in daily life for over a century. Its innovative, even subversive positions have always been the subject of discussion inside and outside the psychoanalytic institutions. The incidences of working with the unconscious show that listening to the symptom is possible, considering that this is the sign of the subject, not a manifestation of the disease. Now, in these times, when immediate jouissance is required, and fundamentalist discourses are heard, in a situation of inevitable discontent in culture, a treatment that will not offer a miracle cure or permanent consolation is an ethical reference that the acts of the word are transforming.