The Perverse Effects of EBM and the Remedies that Psychoanalysis Brings : 2nd February 2006 (Paris) : Éric Laurent

by Julia Evans on February 2, 2006

Paris Calling No. 6b

As was mentioned in the report published in Paris Calling No. 6, during the 2 February 2006* afternoon session of the Déprime-Dépression Colloquium dedicated to ‘Depression, Politics, Psychoanalysis’, Éric Laurent took the floor to present ‘a six-point breakdown of the perverse effects of the evaluation system on clinical practice’.

Translated by Adrian Price


– EBM = Evidence Based Medicine

– *The exact year when Éric Laurent gave this presentation is missing from the original. It is now thought to be 2006.

Available here    [Please note: The year is incorrect in this version and should be 2006.]

Also available

Section headings

  1. The Perverse Effects
  2. The Remedies that Psychoanalysis Brings

Further texts

By Éric Laurent here

By Jacques Lacan here

Of the clinic here

Organisational here


Why is the Ideology of Evaluation Pernicious? by Jean-Claude Maleval on April 14, 2010 or here

Lost in Cognition: Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences : 2014 : Éric Laurent or here

Evaluation believes neither in the value of professional ethics nor in institutional regulations. It mistrusts what is human. by Julia Evans on April 14, 2010 or here

Or put ‘Evaluation’ into ‘Search’ on LacanianWorks home page – there are many other posts.