The Chronicle of Éric Laurent : The Profound and Enduring Crisis of the DSM Zone LQ 219 : 6th June 2012

by Julia Evans on June 6, 2012

Circulated in French

by the New Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis ( / Messager ) :

[nls-messager] 473 – 2011/2012 LACAN QUOTIDIEN N°219 :

on 9th June 2012 :

Published by www.LacanQuotidien.Fr :

as Lacan Quotidien n°219 – La crise profonde et durable de la zone DSM par Eric Laurent

par LA REDACTION le 6 JUIN 2012

Available here

Circulated in English

by the New Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis ( / Messager ) :

[nls-messager] 509.en/ LQ Translations – A selection from Lacan Quotidien 219 :

on 1 September 2012 21:18:41 GMT+01:00

Translated by Frances Coates-Ruet

Available at  /éric laurent

References (These are included in the download from LWE)

1) LQ 207 : published by : Available here

▪ PRESSE MONDE ▪ Diagnosing the DSM by Allen Frances &

présenté par Agnès Aflalo & others

2) New York Times : The Opinion Pages OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR :

Diagnosing the D.S.M. By ALLEN FRANCES : Published: May 11, 2012

Available here

Or here

Availability of other English translations:

The Chronicle of Éric Laurent• Autism: Epidemic or Ordinary State of the Subject? LQ 194 : 10th April 2012 or here

The Chronicle of Éric Laurent – Starts (Jumps) of the Clinic and the Dead-End of Neuro-Multiculturalism LQ 208: 16th May 2012 : Éric Laurent or here

Further texts

By Éric Laurent at or   /laurent éric

Psychoanalysis and the Post-DSM Crisis : 2014 : Éric Laurent or here

On autism 

Why is the Ideology of Evaluation Pernicious? by Jean-Claude Maleval on April 14, 2010 or here

Evidence base for treatments (NICE)

Evaluation and Outcome Measurement 

See also

Work capability assessments for those with NICE/DSM defined mental illness by Julia Evans on October 27, 2013 or here

A competition between the UK Government, the Medical Model via psychiatrists & the Mormons for the correct definition of the science of mental health by Julia Evans on April 18, 2013 or here

English context of Autism in relation to medical and other political formulations by Julia Evans on June 30, 2012 or here

World Association of Psychoanalysis’s Congress in 2012

The 2012 Congress’s theme:

The Symbolic Order in the XXI Century: Consequences for the Treatment : 9th July 2010: Éric Laurent or here

Comments on the World Association of Psychoanalysis’s congress’s theme are available here


The real in the XXI st century: 27th April 2012: Jacques-Alain Miller

Presented by Jacques-Alain Miller on 27th April 2012 in Buenos Aires on :

Presentation of the Theme of the IXth Congress of the World Association of Psychoanalysis:  ‘A Great Disorder of the Real, in the 21st Century’: to take place in Paris in 2014

Available here


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Practicing Lacanian Psychoanalyst


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‘The Symbolic in the 21st century’

By Sigmund Freud 

Notes on texts by Sigmund Freud  

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Notes on texts by Jacques Lacan   

Use of power 

Of the clinic 

Ordinary Psychosis

On autism

Lacanian Transmission

Some Lacanian History  


From LW working groups 

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