“‘At the core of any depression is loss’ and how one loses a firm ground. ‘The failure to be able to lose betrays a failure’ ‘to assume lack’. Lack as a human condition is revealed when a loss occurs and mourning is able to look at this lack. Mourning does not make lack the source of yet more despair. Melancholia adds to the despair of loss a despair of not coming to terms with lack. ‘Mourning is a direct response to an identifiable loss of a loved person’ ‘whereas melancholia seems to be a state of grief that develops into a morbid condition’” – Andre Vantino citing from ‘Lacan’ – A Lacanian Reader for Psychologists (via andre-vantino) http://ift.tt/1SYbxJK

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