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Traumatic deuil and morbide obesity. When the body becomes the encryption of the lost object...





In this article we are going to discuss the link between the traumatic loss of a parental figure during childhood, the difficulty to metabolize it in words and the weight gain. After the break-in, caused by trauma in the protective shield, a drive desintrication is produced and the subject is then confused about their hunger and their food cravings. By supporting our theory on clinical cases, on the model of feeding as an important component of a secure object introjection, and on the rites of funeral repast, which aims the sharing of the culpability between brothers, we have noted that the incorporation is an identification melancholic mechanism that tries to bury while devouring the lost object.

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