Affect deficit: a vicissitude of the phenomenon and experience of affect.

  • D Traub-Werner
  • Published 1990 in The International journal of psycho-analysis


Certain people are unable to discriminate, integrate and regulate their affective experience and their experience of pain. This disorder is related to alexithymia, la pensée operatoire and the dis-affected condition. Affect is best understood when a distinction is made between its somatic emergence and its subjective experience. The two patients described… (More)