Abstract: In this paper some theoretical and clinical issues are explored, about possible conscious choices and uncon- scious trends of the analyst regarding “solutions by crisis” and “solutions by lysis” in the psychoanalytic treatment. While the “crisis-like” solution is frequently represented in classical psychoanalytic literature through an active interpretative attitude by the analyst, the “lysis-like” option is usually preferred by those analysts who take special care of the relationship between the Ego and the Self of the patient, waiting for a more suitable shared ground for their intervention when it could sound premature. A short clinical story is reported, in order to show the complexity of these issues and a possible analytic technique in special difficult pathologies.

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