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Section C: Essays

C39. "Structure des psychoses paranoiaques." Le semaine des hopitaux de Paris 14 (7 July 1931): 437-45. Claims that paranoia is often confused with a

notion of deviant character, and proposes instead to define paranoia phenomenologically in terms of the structure of delusional states (etats delirants). Lacan describes those states and more briefly traces the genesis and treatment of paranoiac psychosis as described in Al.