In this classic work, Didier Anzieu presents a synthesis of his research and proposes a theory on the functions of “the skin-ego”. Just as the skin is envelope to the body, Anzieu sees “the skin-ego” as a psychic envelope containing, defining and protecting the psyche. From this perspective, the structures and the function of the skin can provide psychoanalysts and psychotherapists with fertile analogies. Anzieu’s concept of the skin-ego is the answer to questions he regards as crucial to con…

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