Abstract: In the present article, a fragment from a psychoanalytic psychotherapy offers support for a hypothesis regarding hypochondria. The assumption made here refers to a movement involving a thought without a thinking process to engage it. It describes an impasse, subsequent to confusion due to massive projective identifications. It also opens a perspective over self-deception and looks into the form and function of paradox, infused on an interpersonal level. In asking how deceiving oneself induces mental pain and how this pain is able to travel between minds, what becomes clear is that the process equates a complex dynamic form through which a body is given to a dream.

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