Bypass del cuerpo simbólico: Algunas consideraciones psicológicas de las cirugías bariátriacas en obesidad mórbida

Translated title of the contribution: Bypass of the symbolic body. Some psychological issues about bariatric surgery in morbid obesity patient

Rodrigo Bilbao Ramírez

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Abstract

This article reviews obesity treatment by means of bariatric interventions, focusing on some if its clinical consequences. It offers a fresh outlook from the perspective of psychoanalysis, taking into account an understanding of the body from the three types of registry proposed by Jacques Lacan, Real-Symbolic-Imaginary, which we use to analyze the current treatment model. Using this approach, we were able to recognize the absence of the symbolic body in the intervention model and the need to re-introduce it in the medical and psychological playgrounds. We show how the oblivion of this dimension could be at the base of psychological discomfort and post-surgery failures. Lastly, we provide guidance across fields to acknowledge the multi-dimensionality of the body, which provides the three inter-related dimensions, in an attempt to overcome the Cartesian mind-body divide.

Translated title of the contributionBypass of the symbolic body. Some psychological issues about bariatric surgery in morbid obesity patient
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)5-15
Number of pages11
JournalPsicoperspectivas
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Bypass of the symbolic body. Some psychological issues about bariatric surgery in morbid obesity patient: Algunas consideraciones psicológicas de las cirugías bariátriacas en obesidad mórbida'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this