By Carlo Strenger
What can modern psychoanalysis carry to the knowledge of iteration X, a cohort for whom the trivialization of a dizzying array of attainable reviews teamed with the strain to steer superb lives frequently ends up in diffuse emotions of misunderstanding, melancholy, and disorientation. The Designed Self chronicles Strenger's healing encounters with 5 terribly proficient teenagers for whom the proper of authenticity lengthy linked to the Baby-Boom iteration was once supplanted by way of the necessity to scan without end with the self. Perpetual self-experimentation, continuously bolstered by means of the media, got here to surround every thing from occupation selection, to hair colour, to physique form, to gender identity. In compelling scientific tales, Strenger introduces us to sufferers for whom the venture of shaping the self had turn into a cultural relevant at the least an expression of individuality. straight away insightful and cautionary, The Designed Self investigates how psychoanalysis needs to switch whether it is to say cultural relevance and healing effectiveness within the Age of the Designed Self.